LeBron James Injury- The Los Angeles Lakers’ Lebron James is questionable for Tuesday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks after injuring his ankle during the game. James said the injury felt terrible immediately and that he wouldn’t have continued playing if the game wasn’t so crucial for the Lakers’ playoff hopes. Nevertheless, he is still optimistic that he can play despite the injury. In addition to being a doubtful starter, James is also likely to miss several more games.
Lebron James injured his left ankle in Los Angeles Lakers’ loss to New Orleans Pelicans
In the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Pelicans, LeBron James stepped on a sneaker belonging to Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes. The impact turned James’ ankle outward. He remained on the floor, but said that he felt it “horribly” immediately after the injury. LeBron was listed as “doubtful” for the rest of the game.
The injury has a serious impact on the Los Angeles Lakers’ playoff chances. James is already doubtful for Tuesday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks, who are currently fourth in the Western Conference with a 46-29 record. A full recovery is expected for James, but without him, the Lakers could be in trouble. They also have games remaining against the Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns, and Golden State Warriors.
James has missed the last two playoffs, missing the second round due to the injury. He has been a part of the Lakers’ championship teams for the last seven seasons. James has been a four-time NBA champion and 18-time All-Star. He is considered to be one of the most dynamic offensive players in history, averaging 30.0 points per game.
Though the Lakers have won seven of their last eight games, it’s unlikely to be a good time for them to clinch the postseason. James is their only hope of reaching the playoffs and would be hard pressed to string wins without him. This could be an extremely frustrating situation for the Lakers. LeBron James injured his ankle during the game against the Pelicans and stayed in the game. Although the injury was minor, it could have been worse.
He’s doubtful for game against Dallas
After missing a week of practice because of an ankle injury, LeBron James has been listed as doubtful for the game against the Mavericks on Tuesday. While ankle injuries can be hard to diagnose until the foot swells, they can be difficult to treat, and they require summer recovery time. While his absence from Tuesday’s game is unfortunate, it’s better than no James at all.
The Lakers’ superstars have been dealing with injury and dismal performances all season. Another injury could be the death knell for the Lakers’ season. Listen to the Silver Screen and Roll podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and Spotify to get the latest updates. Jacob Rude can be followed on Twitter. While LeBron James is doubtful for the game against Dallas, his teammates are still expected to be available for the Lakers.
The NBA announced that Anthony Davis and LeBron James are doubtful for Tuesday’s game against the Mavericks. LeBron James is battling an ankle sprain and is not expected to play. Anthony Davis has been dealing with injuries for most of the season. He’s only played 37 games this year. However, it’s not clear when he’ll return, so he is listed as doubtful.
He’ll miss several more games
Despite his burgeoning star power, Los Angeles Lakers guard LeBron James is still playing with a knee injury that could keep him out of several more games. The NBA star has missed the last three games due to soreness in his left knee, and it’s likely that the injury will keep him out of several more. However, it’s not clear when James will be back, as the Lakers have two days off before the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.
A sore left knee is a major problem for LeBron James. His left knee has been sore for the past few weeks, and he’s missed both games against the Charlotte Hornets and the Miami Heat. With only five games left, the Lakers have no other choice but to make the best of their chances. This means that James will miss a few more games before he can compete for the scoring title. However, it’s unlikely that the injury will prevent him from making the playoffs.
Injuries can be devastating, but they’re no excuses for not having the best player on the court. Even if LeBron can’t play today, his injury won’t prevent him from playing Sunday. The Lakers will start Carmelo Anthony in James’ place, and they’ll look to him for the rest of the playoff run. However, it’s important to remember that James has only been playing a limited amount this season and may only be back for a couple of games.
He’s averaging 30.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 6.2 assists this season
One of the most impressive statistics for James this season is his 56.7% field goal percentage, which was the best in one season of his career. He also broke the Heat’s single-season scoring record with 61 points against the Charlotte Bobcats. In addition, his 28.2 PPG led all players in the NBA Finals. It’s hard to imagine any other player scoring more than that in the Finals.
The season was not without its hiccups, however. In the first round of the playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers faced the No. 2 Phoenix Suns and James didn’t have home court advantage. However, James finished with a game-high 25 points in Game 4, but his Lakers dropped the next three games and ultimately lost the series in six games. James was named All-NBA Third Team, but he has not been on the First Team in 12 seasons.
Last season, LeBron James’s averages were a little disappointing but still impressive. He averaged his highest point total since his third season in the league. While it’s hard to believe that the Lakers won the championship without LeBron James, they will miss him for the next few years. His play-in games will be tougher to find, but this season has been his best.
He’s missed eight games this season because of nagging injuries
With a nagging ankle injury and a sore left knee, LeBron James is missing several games for the Lakers. He’s expected to miss three to six weeks of basketball. He also missed eight games last season because of other injuries. His absence has been one of the biggest blows to the Lakers’ playoff hopes this season. And with the Spurs right on their heels, the team may find themselves in a tough spot to win the playoffs without their star player.
While most players wouldn’t consider a player missing so many games because of a nagging injury a setback, James has proven his ability to play through various injuries. He’s missed three games with a sprained left ankle in 2003-04, five with a sprained left ankle during 2005-06, and five games with a sprained left finger in 2007-08. In 2009-10, James missed two games due to a strained groin and back spasm. In 2014, James missed most of training camp because of a broken nose.
The injury has left the Lakers’ season in jeopardy, as LeBron isn’t expected to be able to play the final two games against the Nuggets. The Lakers have lost four of their last five games due to LeBron James’ absence. As a result, they are one game back of the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference. But now, they’ll be forced to miss James’ final two games to finish the season.
He’s likely to miss several more games because of “irritation” in his left knee
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is expected to sit out the Lakers’ game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday. James has missed his last three games and will likely miss several more due to the swelling in his left knee. The injury has forced James to return home early from the team’s road trip. MRI results showed swelling in the left knee.
In addition to James Harden, Jimmy Butler and Marcus Smart are also questionable for Game 4. However, Robert Williams III and Jayson Tatum are expected to play. Jimmy Butler was also cleared to play Game 3 despite suffering from swelling in his right knee. LeBron could miss a few more games if the Celtics win Game 4 this week.
The NBA invited 22 teams to Orlando for the start of the playoffs, which included the top eight seeds from each conference. The team within six games of the eighth seed was also invited. The decision to invite a large group of teams was made with the intention of getting Williamson on television. The Pelicans were selected to play in the first official restart game, which means six of their eight seeding games were on national television.