It seems as soon as the Lakers get one of their Big Three back, they lose another.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, James will miss Friday night’s Lakers game against the 76ers in Philadelphia with a sore left knee. This follows the return of Anthony Davis after more than a month sidelined with an MCL injury.
LeBron James will miss tonight’s game between the Lakers and 76ers due to sore left knee. James will be on the day to day.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 27, 2023
What’s next for James and the Lakers? Here’s what we know about his status and possible return to action.
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Why is James missing the 76ers game?
James played against the Brooklyn Nets two nights ago and finished with 33 points, seven rebounds and six assists in the win. This injury could be a flare-up of an old injury, or the workload James has had to endure this season could be taking its toll on his body.
James has had to play more this season as the Lakers have struggled with Covid-related absences and injuries. Most recently, Davis missed a portion of games.
So far this season, James is averaging 29.1 points per game, which ranks second in the league behind Kevin Durant.
How long will LeBron James be out?
James is currently listed as the day-to-day for the Lakers.
The last time the veteran superstar missed a game with Los Angeles was on November 30, when the Lakers faced the Sacramento Kings.
Since then, James has played every game for the Lakers, averaging 30.5 points on 53.7 percent shooting in the last 25 games.
Next schedule of the Lakers 2023-22
|Date||Adversary||Time (ET)||national television|
|January 27th||in 76ers||7:30 pm||TNT|
|January 28||in the hornets||7:30 pm||ESPN|
|January 30th||in hawks||13:00||—|
|February 2||vs. Trail Blazers||10:30 pm||—|
|February 3rd||in Clippers||10:00 pm||TNT|
|February 5th||against the Knicks||8:30 pm||ABC|