Lakers Injury Report: LeBron James Explains Early Exit From Sacramento Loss


LA Lakers fans held their breaths when All-Star forward LeBron James did not pass "Go" or collect $200 at the 3:56 mark of a 130-120 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night, instead gritting his teeth and straightening the Arena locker room.  

The 6'9" veteran told reporters after the game (as seen on Spectrum SportsNet) that the problem stays the same: left ankle peroneal tendinopathy. This has been bothering him for a few months now.  

I've been battling with my ankle before and during the break. I'm doing my best "Said James. "Some games are superior. I didn't feel it in LA's 116-104 Monday win over OKC or until the fourth quarter tonight."  

The game was very rough. In the last few minutes of the first quarter, the Lakers went from being ahead by 19 points to being behind by 22 points before a late comeback brought LA back into the game.   

Not only did Los Angeles lose another game, but it also resulted in a victory for one of their main competitors in the play-in portion of the competition. This made the loss much more expensive for the team.  

Consequently, the squad incurred a considerably higher expense as a result of the loss.   

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