The Los Angeles Lakers couldn’t stretch the fight to keep their season alive to the final day of the season. If they did so, LeBron James probably would have ended the regular season as the oldest scoring champion in the history of the NBA. The 37-year-old ended the season with a scoring average of 30.3 points on a true shooting % of 61%.
Joel Embiid ended the season as the scoring champion after an electric end to the season, finishing with an average of 30.6 points per game. However, LeBron didn’t get a chance to stay competitive after the Lakers shut him down to heal up his ankle and knee injuries.
However, even if LeBron was healthy, it doesn’t look like the star would have elected to play the games after the Lakers were officially eliminated, and he confirmed the same during the Lakers’ exit interviews for the season.