LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are looking to bounce back after Wednesday’s loss to the Sacramento Kings. On Friday, the Lakers host the red-hot Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies are currently on an 11-game winning streak.
Thanks to their 116-111 loss to the Kings, the Lakers now have five games below .500 and are 20-25. They are currently 13th in the Western Conference standings, but are only two games behind the final play-offs.
According to the latest injury report, “The King” was on the injured list for Friday’s game due to left ankle soreness. James has been dealing with injuries for several weeks, but he hasn’t missed a game since Jan. 9 against the Denver Nuggets.
LeBron James has been great this season and got even better after turning 38 last December 30. James is averaging 36.4 points, 9.5 rebounds and 8.6 assists over his past eight games.
However, the Los Angeles Lakers have struggled in their past five games, winning just one. Against the underdog Houston Rockets, but did end their three-game losing streak.
Note that their losses against the Dallas Mavericks and Philadelphia 76ers were evenly matched. It’s also full of suspicious calls that may or may not affect the results. Still, James will have to continue leading the Lakers until Anthony Davis returns from his foot injury.
When did LeBron James hurt his ankle?
LeBron James has had a sore ankle for a while. Despite missing only a few games this season, James continues to manage his injuries and rest when needed. But when was the “king of heaven” injured?
inside los angeles lakersLast November 28 in a 116-115 loss to the Indiana Pacers at Crypto.com Arena, James accidentally stepped on Tyrese Haliburton’s foot in the first quarter. He was able to play the rest of the game with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists.
Against the Milwaukee Bucks four days later, LeBron James re-injured his left ankle after Khris Middleton rolled in the fourth quarter. James played with an injury and helped the Lakers win. He had 28 points, eight rebounds and 11 assists in their 133-129 win.
The four-time champion has missed just four games since suffering two ankle injuries.if he could rest more anthony davis His foot didn’t hurt last Dec. 16 against the Denver Nuggets.