Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is one of the all-time greats in the world of professional basketball. James suffered a very nasty injury to his right ankle in the Lakers’ game against the Atlanta Hawks back in March. Since then the Lakers have really struggled without James.
Thankfully, James finally made his return to the basketball court last night in the Lakers’ game against the Sacramento Kings. Unfortunately, despite James’ return, the Lakers were unable to win the match. James managed to score 16 points all while picking up eight rebounds and another seven assists.
In the end the score was 106 – 110 as the Lakers lost to the Kings by four points. After the game concluded, James spoke to reporters about his performance and how he felt by the end of the game.
James stated that he came out unscathed and will continue to improve with each game.
“I haven’t played in a game in six weeks. No contact, no 5-on-5. I’ve been doing a bunch of individual workouts and a lot of running, trying to keep my heart rate going, my conditioning going. For my first game in six weeks, I felt OK. As far as my wind, I felt pretty good. My ankle was a little tight at times, obviously just doing different movements, different things that I haven’t done in a game situation in six weeks. I think as the games go on that will continue to improve. But I came out unscathed.”
Of course, James still has a lot of time left in the playoffs to get back in form and show the world why he is one of the best NBA players of all time.
Thanks to HotNewHipHop for the quotes.