If the Lakers have found a little balm in the heart with their great success against Denver, bad news comes to spoil the whole: the absence of LeBron James has just been extended again. And that worries.
The season is definitely up and down for LeBron James. Back at the end of last week, the Akron native thought he had definitely put the longest absence of his career behind him. The only thing is: his body called him to order, and the Lakers were forced to act on it.
Adrian Wojnarowski therefore tells us that after being left cool in the final minutes against Toronto and then during the entire game against the Nuggets, James will miss additional games, two minimum:
Lakers star LeBron James is expected to miss back-to back games on Thursday (Clippers) and Friday (Blazers) to rest his right ankle, sources tell ESPN. James will proceed cautiously with ankle injury as playoffs approach.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 4, 2021
Lakers star LeBron James will miss the back-to-back Thursday and Friday against the Clippers and Blazers to rest his right ankle, sources tell ESPN. James wants to be careful with his injury as the playoffs approach.
The good news, then, is that it seems to be more of a precaution than anything else. The bad news is that the Woj specifies in the article attached to this tweet that the King could miss other matches beyond these two, and that he has experienced pain and problems with explosiveness. during his short return.
In all cases, the watchword is caution, and the Lakers are at the stage where the most important is no longer seeding but indeed the good health of each other at the fateful moment. For now, the Angelinos are holding the rope with a 5th place in the western jungle – a good performance given the circumstances.
LeBron continues to trot. A few days after claiming that he would “never return to 100%”, this news is bound to worry fans. The Chosen One is turning 36, and with so many kilometers on the clock, we can obviously fear that the machine will start to wear out.
Still embarrassed, LeBron James won’t be making a comeback just yet and plans to stay cool for a while. A single clear objective: the playoffs.