While numerous Lakers fans stressed, it appears that James is fine, as he was seen smiling on the sidelines. Obviously, we will wait on official word from the group and James himself in regards to his status.
In over 27 minutes of playing time, James scored 25 points (on 11-of-22 shooting from the field), tallied 6 assists and recorded 3 steals.
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Throughout the 4th quarter, James drove to the basket and let off an effective layup attempt. However as he was descending, James rolled his right ankle– the extremely one that he sprained back in March. LeBron left for the remainder of the game, as the Lakers went on to win 110-98.
May 16, 2021; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) dribbles versus New Orleans Pelicans forward Naji Marshall (8) during the very first half at the Smoothie King. Necessary Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
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The Los Angeles Lakers regular-season ending success was eclipsed by LeBron James leaving the game after rolling his currently injured ankle.
The Los Angeles Lakers were looking to liquidate their season with a win over the New Orleans Pelicans to provide an opportunity of preventing the NBAs play-in round entirely. The last thing they imagined needing to worry about was star LeBron James and his injured ankle.