A major bad news broke out for the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA, which are raising hopes for a playoff advance. The possibility of a long-term departure of the main force LeBron James (39) has been raised.
ESPN reported on the 28th (Korean time), citing sources, that “James is expected to miss several weeks with a right foot injury.”
According to reports, after the game against the Dallas Mavericks, where James played on the 27th, additional tests were conducted to find out the exact extent of the injury.
It is known that the results of the examination showed that the extent of James’ foot injury did not appear to be light.
James, who played with a foot injury throughout the season, raised concerns after the Dallas game when he showed a limp. After the game, James said, “I felt uncomfortable stepping on (Dwight) Powell’s foot in the third quarter.”
The Lakers team announced that James will not play in the game against the Memphis Grizzlies on the 1st. However, locals are putting weight on the possibility of James’ long-term departure.
It’s a painful situation for the Lakers.스포츠토토
The Lakers, who signed D’Angelo Russell, Jared Vanderbilt, and Malik Beasley ahead of the trade deadline, succeeded in reversing the atmosphere and have recently been on the rise with three consecutive wins. Although the ranking is 12th in the Western Conference, the gap with the mid-ranking team is not large, so the hopes of advancing to the playoffs are growing. In the midst of this, it is a big blow that James, the nucleus of the attack, is missing.
James’ influence on the team this season is great. Prior to his injury, he was averaging 29.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game.
Since there are not enough alternative resources, it is necessary for the remaining players to exert themselves in the end. It seems that the success or failure of this season will be determined by how long the Lakers can hold out while James is out.