A lot of fans thought that LeBron James was questionable for the game vs Phoenix Suns. The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Golden State Warriors in the play-in tournament and earned a ticket for the playoffs. LA will meet the Suns in the first round and fans got really excited about the challenge. However, LeBron violated the NBA’s health and safety protocols right before the game against the Golden State. The news broke yesterday and a lot of analysts thought that LeBron will miss time due to the violation.
There were so many stories about the incident. Well, Charles Barkley doesn’t really believe that LeBron will miss games. He was convinced that the four-time NBA champion will hit the floor and help his team beat Phoenix.
Barkley was absolutely right. LeBron will be available to play in the opening game of the Western Conference quarterfinals against the Suns.
LeBron James is playing vs Suns
LeBron’s status was the hottest topic yesterday. Dave McMenamin from ESPN reported that the violation had something to do with COVID-19. It’s bad and players have missed a lot of time because of that. Lakers veteran Dennis Schroder was out for a couple of weeks, remember?
Not LeBron. He is playing against Phoenix.
The NBA considers this a lesser violation and Lakers fans can take a breath of relief. This game is really important for the purple and gold. Many would agree that this game is a big challenge for the Lakers even with LeBron on the court. LA has to show everyone that they have the power to defend the title. The team lost a lot of games in the past few months and it’s time to play some real basketball.
LeBron and Anthony Davis missed many games due to their injuries. Davis was out since mid-February and LeBron missed 20+ games. The kid from Akron returned to action only to re-aggravate his injury.
Both superstars look healthy now and Lakers head coach Frank Vogel can work on his winning formula revolving around his leaders.