Lebron James will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2005. After suffering a groin injury, the Lakers forward was unable to help the Lakers secure a playoff spot after the NBA All Star break.
During an interview with John Voldon of the The Athletic, James reflected on his upcoming offseason with all of the doubts.
“I like being uncomfortable in the offseason,” James said. “I like being counted out. It motivates me.”
James also hinted at making some adjustments to his training routine for the first team in eight years.
“I’ve had basically the same offseason training regimen the last eight years,” James continued. “I knew how long I wanted to rest for the season on a short timeline. I’m figuring out now how to get as much as I can out of two months of extra time for training. It requires a totally different strategy. We’re looking at it in an entirely new way.”
In 55 games this season, LeBron averaged 27.4 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 8.3 assists.