James has been a shining example of greatness even if the Lakers’ 2023–24 NBA season hasn’t started off to the best start, with a dismal 4-5 record. With his 39th birthday approaching, all of this is happening during his 21st season in the league.
In a recent close victory over the Phoenix Suns, the seasoned player had a leg contusion. Even though James was able to play despite the injury in that particular game, it was decided to keep him out of the lineup for the next game against the Trail Blazers. It is the first game of the season that he has missed. James’ condition was explained by Lakers head coach Darvin Ham, who described it as “day to day.”
LeBron James’ exhibited classic self
LeBron has continued to be a standout player for the Lakers this season despite being older and having sustained significant career wear and tear. The team’s recent victory over the Suns may be crucial in helping them find their footing again even as they struggle to improve their outside shooting.
With James out, attention turns to Anthony Davis, who is anticipated to play a bigger part in the Lakers’ offensive approach beginning with their matchup with Portland?
For the Lakers, this position offers a challenge as well as an opportunity. With order to be competitive with the absence of their best player, the team needs to adjust and look into new tactics. The Lakers’ ability to overcome hardship will be put to the test in the next games, which will also provide an indication of the team’s depth.