LeBron James will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2005 following the Los Angeles Lakers' 111-106 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.

"Obviously, it's been a tough season for all of us...It's not what we signed up for. Throughout the year, things happened. Suspensions, injuries, things of that nature. And just not being able to play sustainable basketball for 48 minutes. But you don't even try to wrap your head around it, you just keep pushing. Just try to get better tonight, move on to tomorrow, and go from there. Playoffs are never promised. You've got to come out and work. For me personally, you just continue to put the work in and see what you can do to help," said James following the game.

James added that he was going to talk to the coaching staff about potentially reducing his minutes even more as the season winds down. 

"I'm probably going to have a conversation with the coaching staff and my trainer and go from there. But I love to hoop. S---, I'm going to have five months and not play the game."