Interesting stats makes Lakers more successful without LeBron James

LeBron James has been one of the greatest players ever to grace the sport of basketball. His legacy is unmatched as he has been the face of NBA for more than two decades.

Bron led the Los Angeles Lakers to the championship in the 2019-20 season and has been an invaluable addition to the team. Recently, the Warriors tried to get LeBron James, but failed, as the Lakers see him as an irreplaceable asset. However, some stats have come up online that might hint that the Lakers might be better off without the 20-time All-Star.

Stats point towards Lakers being better side without LeBron James

The Lakers Forward is having another magnificent season, averaging 25.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 8.1 assists per game while shooting 53.0 percent from the field. However, a recent stat has started a new debate about LeBron being in the Lakers.

It turns out that the LA Lakers have a better winning ratio when LeBron James is not playing. Out of the 62 games that LeBron has played, the Lakers have won 34, while the 10 games they played in LeBron’s absence, the Lakers managed to win 6 of them.

Many fans have defended the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, by saying that the Lakers have played 62 games with King James, and only 10 without him, making the sample size for comparison simply unfair. Needless to say, LeBron has endeared everyone with his consistency, and fans eagerly await the legend’s return after his recent injury.

LeBron James return timeline

LeBron James is reported to miss Tuesday’s crucial matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks due to an ankle injury, as per Dave McMenamin of ESPN. Actually, James is expected to return in Wednesday night’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies as per Chris Haynes of TNT Sports.

LeBron, who was downgraded after originally being listed as doubtful, has been dealing with the ankle issue for months. He also missed a game against the Bucks on March 8 in which Spencer Dinwiddie started in James’ place.

LeBron James via Getty

LeBron James has been an incredible player for every team he has played for. James recently said that he currently plans to stay in the Lakers for next season. However, things might change if James’ son Bronny gets selected in the NBA draft.

Meanwhile, the Lakers are inching towards the playoff spots, but with only 10 games left, they have some serious work to do in the Western Conference.

Do you think the Lakers will get to the playoffs? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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