LeBron James Benched Due to Left Ankle Injury: Lakers vs. Warriors Matchup

Los Angeles Lakers’ star player LeBron James will be sidelined for the upcoming game against the Golden State Warriors due to a left ankle injury.

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Coach Darvin Ham has labeled it as a “day-to-day” situation, indicating uncertainty about James’ return.

LeBron James

During a recent press briefing ahead of the game, Coach Ham expressed the team’s approach to James’ injury, stating, “When we wake up in the morning, we’ll figure it out.

” This decision comes as the Lakers gear up for their first encounter with the Warriors since a thrilling 145-144 victory in double overtime on January 27th, where James showcased a remarkable performance with a triple-double, tallying 36 points, 20 rebounds, and 12 assists.

LeBron James Previously Missed A Game On February 14th Against Utah Due To The Same Injury

The 39-year-old athlete is grappling with left ankle peroneal tendinopathy, which involves inflammation of the tendons on the exterior of his foot.

James previously missed a game on February 14th against Utah due to the same injury, just before the All-Star break.

LeBron James

Throughout his illustrious 21st NBA season, James has been averaging 24.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 7.8 assists.

Coach Ham emphasized the importance of managing both James and center Anthony Davis intelligently to ensure their freshness and health for the remainder of the regular season.

LeBron James’ Absence, Guard Max Christie Is Set To Take The Court After Being Listed As Questionable

In Coach Ham’s words, “No one man puts the cape on. Everyone banding together, doing everything as a unit, as a group.” He highlighted the need for collective effort and unity in the absence of James, urging the team to maintain their high level of play and competitiveness.

Despite James’ absence, guard Max Christie is set to take the court after being listed as questionable due to a sprained right ankle.

LeBron James

However, forward Cam Reddish remains sidelined with a sprained right ankle. Additionally, Christian Wood, the team’s big man, is currently nursing a left knee injury sustained during the Utah game and is scheduled for re-evaluation in two weeks.

As the Lakers face the Warriors without their key player, the team remains focused on maintaining their cohesion, competitiveness, and resilience in the pursuit of victory.

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