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LeBron James’ Ankle Injury Forces Lakers to Miss Out on Nationally Televised Game, Struggles in the Western Conference

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
LeBron James will not play for the Lakers against the Bucks on Tuesday night

The Lakers are closely monitoring LeBron James’ ankle issue, known as left ankle peroneal tendinopathy. Since before the All-Star break, they have been closely following his progress and have allowed him more time to heal by missing games prior to and following the break. Unfortunately, this means that James will not be playing on Tuesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks in a game that will be nationally televised.

The Lakers are currently in ninth place in the Western Conference with a record of 39-32. They are in desperate need of wins to secure a spot in the playoffs. With 11 games left in the season, they need to win 7 out of those games while hoping the eighth-seed Phoenix Suns lose 6 or more games. However, even with these challenges, the Lakers have already clinched the tiebreaker.

LeBron James remains a vital player for the Lakers, serving as their energy barometer in his 21st NBA season at age 39. His performance greatly impacts their success, as they are much stronger when he is playing at his best. Without him, more responsibility falls on Anthony Davis and shot creators like D’Angelo Russell and Spencer Dinwiddie.

In the absence of LeBron James, the Lakers face a tough challenge against the Bucks who have improved defensively under coach Doc Rivers. It will be crucial for them to step up and secure wins in order to improve their playoff chances. With Davis leading from his position at center and Russell and Dinwiddie creating shots on offense, this team has shown it can still succeed without its star power but it will take some extra effort from everyone involved to make it happen

By Samantha Jones

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