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no NBA Finals for LeBron James’ Lakers

Last Friday, LeBron James, the flagship player of the Lakers, one of the two basketball teams in Los Angeles (United States), announced his end of the season. He had made an appointment in the fall for the resumption of the NBA. A joke from 1er April. But a prescient joke.

Tuesday, April 5, LeBron James being indeed absent, because insufficiently recovered from a sprained left ankle, the Lakers were beaten in Phoenix (121-110). This defeat is synonymous with non-participation in the playoffs, and therefore the immediate end of the season.

The franchise, NBA champion in 2020, had nevertheless displayed, at the start of the championship, its desire to regain the title.

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But on Tuesday night, the Lakers, who had already suffered two defeats in previous games, against the New Orleans Pelicans and against Denver, were only deceived in the first period. After which championship leader Phoenix accelerated to a 63and victory this season, new franchise record.

The World with AFP

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