LeBron James injury update: Lakers’ star still dealing with ankle soreness, likely to participate on Sunday’s game vs Sixers

The Los Angeles Lakers are looking for their 20th win in the Western Conference at Crypto.com Arena against the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday.

The Lakers are the 13th seed in the Western Conference after losing a double-overtime thriller to the Dallas Mavericks. The extra time put a strain on Lakers forward LeBron James’ injured ankle.

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LeBron James’ ankle injury in the game against Atlanta Hawks in 2021

What is the update on LeBron James’ injured ankle?

The four-time NBA champion missing the game against the Denver Nuggets due to ankle soreness one week ago resulted in a defeat for the Lakers, breaking a five-game winning streak. The next game on Thursday, he had to again carry the weight for the team, and the soreness relapsed.

However, King James is determined to play against the 76ers despite being on the Lakers’ injury list. In the closely contested Western Conference, the Lakers really need to bag some success to move up the table.

The Lakers’ injury bug has been wearing him out quickly, putting the 18-time consecutive NBA all-star under a lot of stress recently. With the recent injury to reserve Patrick Beverly, the list includes starters Anthony Davis, Austin Reaves, and Lonnie Walker.

How is Lebron James playing this season?

Despite pulling the team on his own, the 38-year-old superstar is averaging 29 points, 50.3% from the field, 28.5% from beyond the arc, and 74.7% from free throws per game this season, along with 8.4 rebounds and 6.8 assists.

The Lakers’ season is stumbling because they lack proper, classy teammates. For tonight’s game, they have to call up DeMarcus Cousins and Meyers Leonard. This consistent rotation doesn’t help James, as they can’t keep up with the pace set by the four-time NBA Finals MVP.

Though LeBron James is most likely to start tonight, do you think he can deliver another majestic performance? Write your prediction for tonight’s game.


Shahbaj Arefin

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Shahbaj Arefin is a professional Sports Content Writer at SportsZion. He mostly covers NBA, alongside NFL and MLB. His favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan. Arefin is also a football enthusiast. He is a die-hard supporter of Argentina and Chelsea FC, frequently posting on Facebook during the their matches.


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