LeBron James missed too many games due to his groin injury, but the Los Angeles Lakers should not rush him back to the court. Will this be a good decision for the team? Are the Lakers doing the right thing about this LeBron injury?
Well, that’s what NBA legend Scottie Pippen said. He was pretty certain about the whole LeBron injury thing.
King James missed the last nine games of his team. The Lakers’ loss to the Utah Jazz was probably the worst bullet LeBron’s teammates received. No Laker scored more than 17 points. Yes, LeBron’s absence was felt during that game.
The Lakers are 3-6
without their star player, and are now at the final playoff spot in the Western
Conference. Their record is 23-20, and the Jazz are just one game behind.
King James will
sure miss a few more games, including the one against the Cleveland Cavaliers
and the Chicago Bulls. He will be re-evaluated on January 16, right before the
trip to Oklahoma City.
There is no guarantee
for his return, and he is only doing standstill shooting. LeBron will probably
step up his rehab in the next few days.
had a terrible effect on the team in their effort to become contenders.
If you ask Pippen,
he will say that the Lakers have to take as much time as possible putting
LeBron in the game.
see in their scheduling that what another week could do for LeBron James. We
know how much he carries the team. We’re going to be expecting him to take
the long haul in terms of finishing out through the All-Star break and going
through the season.”
time you can rest LeBron James – you know it’s hard to get him off the court
from an injury or anything – is valuable to your team. It’s great to see
the Lakers play without him and have some success without him as well, just a
little bit. It’s getting the other guys to play harder. It’s easy to play
hard when you’ve got LeBron James because your winning percentage goes up.”