monday evening, los angeles lakers against the Charlotte Hornets in North Carolina.
The game has the best player in the starting lineup as LeBron James is upgraded available.
Underdog NBA: “LeBron James (ankle) will play on Monday.”
The four-time NBA champion celebrated his 38th birthday Friday night with a 130-121 victory over the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena in Georgia.
He played 40 minutes and had a miraculous 47 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists and 1 block (also shooting 18/27 from the field).
James is currently averaging 28.5 points, 8.1 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 1.0 steals in 28 games (50.6% field goal percentage).
In his 20th season in the NBA (5th time playing for the Lakers), he’s still one of the top players in the NBA.
However, the Lakers didn’t get off to a good start heading into the 2022-23 NBA season.
They are 15-21 in 36 games, tied with the Oklahoma City Thunder for the 12th seed in the Western Conference.
In their last 10 games, the Lakers are 4-6, and 7-13 in 20 games on the road.
Earlier this month, the Hornets beat the Lakers 134-130.
James had 34 points, two rebounds and eight assists in 34 minutes.
The Hornets are 10-27 in 37 games Monday night and will be seeded 14th in the Eastern Conference.