Being short myself, I gave up on NBA along time ago, before it was too late. Some tigers have made it however, though in diminished capacities as coaches--witness Mike Fratello and Flip Saunders. But for me it was the wiser decision to move on.
As far as being trapped, well for that you need to look inward. The first question I might ask is, what's it like when you feel trapped? What associations come to mind? What is your body telling you at the moment? All good questions I've gleaned from my shrinks over the years, but free of charge on this board.
Buy a long position in LDK of equal shares.
Cover short positions by selling profitable long shares as needed.
You are in serious risk of SEC applying rules to thwart naked short practices. When that happens, there will be a bull run as shorts buy at any price. At least when that happens, your long position will help to stop the bleeding.
Or, be part of the bleeding shorts.