Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is making history every time he hits the floor. He is in his 18th NBA season, and yes, he is one of the most durable players in the history of sports. LeBron suffered an injury on March 20 and has yet to return to the floor. The four-time NBA champion missed a lot of games and he also missed the game against the Dallas Mavericks. Unfortunately, LeBron has hit a bad milestone.
King James is out due to an ankle injury and history shows that this is the longest absence of LeBron’s professional NBA career. The length of time passes LeBron’s previous absence. He missed 35 days and 17 games in his first season as a Laker.
LeBron has missed 36 days this season. He played on March 20 and then suffered a high ankle sprain in the second quarter of the game.
LeBron James is making history again
The Lakers haven’t provided the exact timetable for LeBron’s return. However, some believe he will return next week. Adrian Wojnarowski from ESPN reported that the earliest King James would return is next week. This is actually an optimistic scenario, right?
LeBron is not the only superstar LA lost. Anthony Davis has missed pretty much every game since February 14. He deals with calf strain and tendonosis. The Lakers struggled with LeBron and AD missing significant time due to their injuries. The big man returned this past week on a minutes restriction. Well, LA entered the regular season as the top seed. They fell to the fifth seed in the Western Conference with a 35-25 record. The Lakers have 12 games remaining of the regular season. Yes, LA will probably make the postseason but they have to try even harder in the next few weeks.
The Lakers tried to stay afloat in LeBron’s absence. Since he entered the league, LeBron has only missed over 30 days twice.
LeBron is the best leader for the Lakers, and he should definitely heat the floor in the near future. LA needs him at the moment.