LeBron James picked up an injury last month against the Dallas Mavericks. Since picking up a foot injury, he has missed almost 3 weeks of action for the Los Angeles Lakers. Initially, his return timeline was expected to be much longer than anticipated. However, the Lakers fan can expect King James to set foot on the court in about 3-4 weeks. With the team racking up wins without the King, they will need all the help to secure a playoff spot.
LeBron is a crucial player for the Lakers in the scoring department. His defensive contribution has been trivial, however, his offensive capabilities if what the Lakers desperately need. The team is coming together for Darvin Ham, as he builds a team with a mix of youth and experience. LeBron’s presence back on the roster will be critical in deciding their playoff chances. It will be a boost to the rest of the players with the King’s return.
The All-Time leading scorer in the NBA will be close to making his return for the Lakers. The 4x MVP took to Instagram to share an animated picture of himself, as he is close to making his return. It won’t be longer than a month before he is back in action for the Lakers. The King participated in a warmup session in New Orleans, as he took some shots from the free-throw line. This surely made the fans optimistic.
LeBron James, back on the court, taking free throws after shootaround in New Orleans pic.twitter.com/W7N6Vx71sw
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) March 14, 2023
LeBron was sitting on the sidelines, as he saw his team take another win against the Orlando Magic. Austin Reaves stepped up tonight to take the win against the Magic. However, the Lakers are still missing a finishing touch to their games.
With just 10 games left in the regular season, the team will have to show character against all the teams. With the regular season ending on 10th April for the Lakers, it looks as if LeBron might as well join his colleagues on the court in the post-season if they make it through to the playoffs.
LeBron James is 3 weeks away from making his return
The Lakers head coach, Darvin Ham shared an optimistic update about James’ return. “We anticipate him coming back at some point (this season),” Ham told in the interview. The Lakers are 10-14 without LeBron and look like building into a team, which is missing something. With LeBron’s return, it will only add to their momentum and make things better. As it stands, we could see LeBron coming back this season.
Three weeks after LeBron James suffered a right foot tendon injury in Dallas, Darvin Ham offered the most optimistic and definitive update we’ve heard on James yet: “We anticipate him coming back at some point (this season)”
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) March 19, 2023
LeBron is in his 20th season in the NBA and is still leading the way in points and assists per game for his team. James is averaging 29.5 points and 6.9 assists this season for the Lakers and does not seem to slow down. With the return of James, he could potentially add to their scoring capabilities.