Los Angeles (AP) Lebron James' first season with the Lakers is over.
The team announced Saturday he would sit out the reminder of its games, allowing him more time to rest the first significant injury of his career.
James was hurt in a victory over Golden State on Christmas and in his 16th season was forced to miss substantial time after being largely healthy since coming into the NBA as the first pick in the 2003 draft.
It's the first time James won't play in the postseason since 2005, when he was in his second NBA season with Cleveland.
He had appeared in the last eight NBA finals.
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