The Lakers I suffered a big shock to the arm on Friday with Odeh LeBron James, Who missed 20 matches over six weeks due to an ankle injury. This was the longest injury-related absence in James Hall of Fame’s career.
Los Angeles lost to Kings despite James returning as he missed a match winner in the fourth quarter. Nevertheless, James looked strong on his comeback, with 16 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, two steals and five turns in 32 minutes. James admitted he felt his ankle hurt sometimes but managed to get out hard.
“In my first game six weeks ago, I felt fine,” James said, According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN. “As for the wind, it felt pretty good. For my ankle, it was obvious that it was tight at times. … but I came out unscathed and slow. So it’s a good start.”
James, 36, gave amazing health recognition for the rest of his career. In his eighteenth season in the NBA, James had plenty of miles on his body, and while his performance was still going strong, he admitted he would likely never be at full power again.
“I knew I wouldn’t go back to 100%,” he said. “I don’t think I’ll ever return to 100% in my career.”
The Lakers hope James will be as close to 100% as possible as the team tries to finish heading aggressively beyond the season. The defending champion now has James and fellow star Anthony Davis Back from injury. The team struggled in their absence, dropping to a record 36-27, good for fifth place in the Western Conference.
The dynamic duo’s comeback represents a fresh effort for the Los Angeles side to defend their title with fewer than 10 games left in the regular season.
“There are only nine games left,” James said. “It was just … it was a hell season, obviously. … But we’re looking forward to the challenge. That is what it is. This is the season, and we have to make the most of it.”