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Lakers shut down LeBron James

LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during the first half of the game against the Washington Wizards at Staples Center.
LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during the first half of the game against the Washington Wizards at Staples Center. (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES – The season is over for LeBron James. 

The Lakers have announced that they will shut down the four-time Most Valuable Player to make sure he completely recovers from a groin injury. The Lakers have already been eliminated from the playoffs.