LeBron James is undoubtedly the heart and soul of the Los Angeles Lakers’ organization right now. Although it took him 15 seasons before joining the Lakers, there is no doubt that e is a valued member of that franchise. Overall, he helped bring the team a title back in 2020, and that will always be appreciated. Since then, however, the team has struggled to have any sort of playoff success. In fact, the team missed the postseason last year. Furthermore, the team is presently in yet another tight race for the play-in. Needless to say, there is a lot riding on this season.
As many fans already know, LeBron has been out of the Lakers’ lineup as of late. On February 26th, he injured his ankle which has led to his absence, ever since. Despite him being gone, the Lakers have done a good job of maintaining their presence in the play-in race. They are just a couple of games away from shooting up into seventh place, and with nine games left, sixth isn’t out of the question. In fact, the race for sixth could become a lot easier, very soon.
LeBron James On The Mend
There’s an increasing optimism that Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James could return to play “a few” games in the final week of the regular season, sources tell ESPN. James has been out since suffering a right foot tendon injury on February 26. https://t.co/3lYNX6MA2Z
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 23, 2023
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar could very well be back on the court for the last week of the season. This ultimately means James would play the last three or four games before the play-in. By that point, the Lakers will either be in a position to launch into the playoffs or they will be forced to win out in order to capture 10th place and secure a spot in the play-in. No matter what, this is great for the purple and gold who need as much help as possible.
Overall, LeBron is someone who knows how to navigate through these instances. The Lakers have a fairly young team, but they are clicking right now, which bodes well for a potential playoff run. No matter what, these last two and a half weeks are going to be interesting to watch. Hopefully, we get to see LeBron James at his best, very soon. Stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news and updates from around the sports world.