Video: Disgusted LeBron James seen leaving Lakers game halfway through 4th quarter of Game 5

Robert Marvi
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The Los Angeles Lakers suffered one of their worst beatings ever in Game 5 of their best-of-seven against the Phoenix Suns, and LeBron James didn’t even want to see the ending.

He was taken out of the game to start the fourth quarter, and he left the bench before the game even ended.

James’ numbers in Game 5 (24 points on 9-of-19 field-goal shooting and seven assists) looked passable, but they didn’t have nearly the impact one would expect.

After jumping out to an early lead in the first quarter, the roof gradually caved in on the Lakers, as they fell behind by 30 at halftime and never recovered.

L.A. was without superstar big man Anthony Davis on Tuesday, who was ruled out shortly before tipoff due to a groin strain.

The Lakers aren’t done yet. Game 6 will be in Southern California on Thursday, and if the Lakers win, the decisive Game 7 will be back in Arizona on Saturday.

To this point, a LeBron James-led team has never lost in the first round of the NBA playoffs.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.