LeBron James leaves Game 5 with five minutes left

Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  By Larry Brown  |  Last updated 6/2/21

LeBron James did not stick around for the end of his team’s ugly loss to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night.

The Los Angeles Lakers were without Anthony Davis in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series against Phoenix. They got hammered by the Suns 115-85.

The Suns blew out the Lakers in the second quarter and took a 30-point lead into halftime. The Lakers were unable to significantly close the margin.

So with his team down big in the fourth quarter, James left the court even though there were five minutes left in the game.

There is some speculation that James left the floor to go get treatment on his ankle, which caused him to miss time towards the end of the regular season. Whatever the reason for the exit, James obviously felt he couldn’t wait the five minutes for the game to end.

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