An injury that hurts LeBron James
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is troubled by an ankle injury that caused him to miss Monday's game against the Brooklyn Nets, but his fans can take comfort in the thought that his absence from the floor will have been brief.
Indeed, “King James” will return to action on Tuesday night when his team visits the New York Knicks, according to the network ESPN.
It will be the veteran's first matchup at Madison Square Garden in over two years. The day before, the Lakers dropped the flag 121 to 104 to escape a second straight duel in their five-game road streak.
During the month of February, James should in principle surpass Kareem Abdul -Jabbar is the top scorer in NBA history. He trails 117 points from the leader's total of 38,387. However, the exact timing of this takeover will have to be seen in the lead, as the condition of the ankle appears to be of concern to the team's head coach, Darvin Ham. He told the Orange County Register daily that his 38-year-old protege was in significant pain.
The California side are struggling in the standings, their 23-28 record earning them 13th NBA Western Conference rank. She will certainly need James to achieve her goals, he who has averaged 30.2 points per game this season.