The Los Angeles Lakers are playing the Detroit Pistons, and they made a decision on LeBron James’ status for the game.
The team confirmed that LeBron James will miss the game against the Pistons for “load management, groin.” A week ago, the Lakers and King James agreed to minutes restriction. They planned to rest LeBron for back-to-back games in what was being outlined as a “cool down” period for the All-Star forward.
“Injury Update from Detroit:
– LeBron James (load management, groin) is out.
– Josh Hart (right knee tendinitis) is questionable.
– Reggie Bullock (left foot contusion) and Lance Stephenson (left foot, second toe sprain) are probable.”
“LeBron James is listed as out on the Lakers game notes due to load management on the second night of a back to back, joining Tyson Chandler (neck), Brandon Ingram (DVT) and Lonzo Ball (ankle),” Mike Trudell tweeted.
The Lakers lost the
game to the Toronto Raptors 111-98 and now have a 31-27 record. LeBron finished
the game with 29 points, four rebounds and six assists. The team is No. 11 in
the Western Conference, and have 12 matches left with strong opponents.
“I’ll be watching it if we’re not in there, and it looks like
our chances are slim to none after each and every game, and so many teams in
the West are playing well,” LeBron
said in a recent interview.
“So you try to get better, but this won’t be the last time I’ll be in the
“Obviously, I would love for the team to be in the postseason,” he said Tuesday. “Even if I’m
not a part of it, the postseason I’ve always loved. But right now, it’s not the
hand I was dealt, so you play the hand that you were dealt until the dealer
shuffles the cards and you’re dealt another hand and can do that.”