On Tuesday and Wednesday night, I sat on my couch and watched hard-nosed, gritty playoff performances in both the NBA and the NHL. Guess who did the exact same thing?

That’s right, LeBron took yet another night off. So-called “King James” had his rear end glued to his throne for the fourth straight night on Thursday — this time during the playoffs!

Yep, LeBron James has played just eight games since the NBA postseason started 25 days ago. On top of that, he won’t play again until at least Monday. The laziness of this supposed star is sickening.

The problem began in the regular season when LeBron sat on the bench collecting his enormous paychecks while fans spent their hard-earned money on tickets just to be disappointed. But now it’s grown into a full-blown epidemic.

Doing this during the most crucial time on the NBA calendar shows LeBron has zero respect for the game.

Over these playoffs, I’ve watched players with real heart — mostly in the NHL — give everything they had for their teams. These are players who care more about the name on the front of their jersey and not their multi-million dollar endorsement deals.

Some of these soft LeBron fans will tell you “the Cavs swept both of their first two series” or “the Eastern Conference Finals won’t start until at least May 15” as excuses for James’ unwillingness to play.

This is why LeBron should never be in the discussion with other great athletes. They would never disservice the fans like this.

Michael Jordan went out of his way to play a sport that has games every day. LeBron won’t even let fans use their Game 5 tickets so he can instead spend more time relaxing. How incredibly selfish.

If you like rest so much, Mr. James, why don’t you do us all a favor and take a permanent vacation from the NBA and the media spotlight?