The Los Angeles Lakers have virtually no chance of making the playoffs with just 14 games remaining in the regular season to make up ground in the Western Conference, and they appear to be unofficially waving the white flag.

On Friday, the Lakers announced that LeBron James will sit out against the Detroit Pistons due to the groin injury he has been battling this year as well as “load management.”

James played 32 minutes in a loss to the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night, and the Lakers have obviously decided they want to limit his minutes going forward.