I’m out for the season officially. 🤦🏾♂️. See y’all in the fall. 👑✌🏾
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 1, 2022
He’s joking, right? It is April Fool’s Day, after all. This doesn’t sound like how he’d present the news if genuine.
On the off chance he’s serious: This would be devastating for the Lakers, who’ve tumbled out of postseason position, though Anthony Davis is nearing his return. It’d also mean LeBron – who leads the NBA with 30.13 points per game – won’t qualify for the scoring title. He must play three more games to be eligible.
Assuming this is a joke, if you’re looking for a reason to get worked up, you can debate the humor of tweeting this while actually injured and on a team in a desperate battle just to reach the play-in tournament.