The King is back for his crown: NBA media and fans react to return of LeBron James

The King is back for his crown: NBA media and fans react to return of LeBron James

Even if he is not at 100 percent, James played extremely well in his return to the Lakers lineup Saturday.

LeBron rattled seven straight points to put the Pacers away. Didnt you miss seeing him play?
— Lakers Outsiders (@LakersOutsiders) May 15, 2021.

Think of being the # 1 or # 2 seed in the Western Conference and needing to play THIS DUDE LeBron in the very first round pic.twitter.com/9gETQYWix8.
— Ben Stinar (@BenStinar) May 15, 2021.

Lebrons ankle … no issue with that bang he simply caught. Playoffs about to get real.
— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) May 15, 2021.

James had actually only appeared in two video games since at first injuring his ankle vs. the Atlanta Hawks on March 20. We are discussing missing 26 of the Lakers last 28 video games. In his prolonged absence, the Lakers saw themselves stumble down the Western Conference standings. The Lakers are hoping to get the last spot into the playoff field without needing to play in the play-in tournament.
Los Angeles enhanced to 41-30 on the year with a 122-115 win over the Pacers in Indianapolis.

LeBron scored 24 points on the day Kobe is going into the hall of fame.
— GoldenKnight â’¸ (@GoldenKnightGFX) May 15, 2021.

LeBron James goes back to Los Angeles Lakers lineup in win over Indiana Pacers.
James played 28 minutes in his Lakers return, scoring 24 points, with 8 assists and seven rebounds. You know those 24 points and 8 assists were for the late Kobe Bryant, who will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday evening.

We are talking about missing out on 26 of the Lakers last 28 video games. In his extended lack, the Lakers saw themselves stumble down the Western Conference standings. The Lakers are hoping to get the last area into the playoff field without having to play in the play-in tournament.
Lakers look GREAT. Lakers are BACK.

If the Lakers wish to prevent the play-in tournament, they require to beat the New Orleans Pelicans on the roadway Sunday and hope the Trail Blazers fall at house to the Denver Nuggets to prevent any potential tie-breaking scenario.

LeBron was moving well and the starters looked fantastic, even with the guards not supplying much on offense. Thats exactly the style of play Ive been eagerly anticipating.
— Laker Film Room (@LakerFilmRoom) May 15, 2021.

Lakers look GREAT. Lakers are BACK.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) May 15, 2021.

For the time being, this provides the Lakers a similar record with the Portland Trail Blazers, the other team fighting for the No. 6 seed.

LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers. (Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports).
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LeBron James made his return to the Los Angeles Lakers lineup on Saturday afternoon in a big roadway win over the Indiana Pacers.
Wanting to avoid the play-in competition at all expenses, LeBron James made his victorious return to the Los Angeles Lakers lineup vs. the Indiana Pacers on Saturday afternoon.

Pointer: LeBron James is still the very best gamer worldwide.
— Mark Gunnels (@MarkAGunnels) May 15, 2021.