Basketball phenomenon LeBron James will be keeping clear of the court for the Thursday & Friday Los Angeles Lakers’ games where they will be facing off against the LA Clippers & the Portland Trail Blazers, as per a report by ESPN.
The superstar will be keeping out because of an ankle injury he incurred at the Sunday’s game against the Raptors. He was kept out for a total of 6 minutes and 42 seconds after he complained of his ankle being sore. He stayed out of the next game too, against the Denver Nuggets.
This is not the worst of it, however, as LeBron is expected to sit out of a few next games as well if his ankle is not healed up. With the initial off-time for him being 6-weeks, James made a two-game return against Toronto & Sacramento, both games ending up in losses.
James will be constantly assessing his situation with caution as the team is preparing for the postseason. The condition of his ankle is going to be a strong determinant of whether he will be playing the subsequent few games and helping Lakers perform a strong transition into postseason, or continue to heal off-court.
While the legendary player has been off the court, he’s been busy riling up people after he commented over Twitter on the shooting of 16-year old Ma’Khia Bryant by a white cop. He was subsequently barred from an Ohio bar, with the owner promising only to ever watch NBA on the telly if he’s expelled from the league.[Via]