‘Beginning Of The End’: Fans React To Latest LeBron James Injury Update

Published 11/04/2021, 10:23 PM EDT


According to Shams Charania, we can confirm that LeBron James is going to miss at least a week of game time. This comes after he got listed as questionable twice in the games against the Rockets. Yet he still played through those injuries. But now it is confirmed that he will have to take a rest because of an abdominal strain.

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Simultaneously, Lakers fans are certainly worried. As LeBron James is playing in his 19th NBA season, fans are worried that LeBron’s physique might eventually give in to the age. Turning 37 soon, LeBron James naturally has fans on edge even though it is just a one-week sit-out injury. This is how fans reacted to the news of LeBron James’ injury on Twitter.

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Fans react to confirmation on the injury to LeBron James

 

 

 

What does this mean for the Lakers?

With LeBron James out for at least the next week, his earliest expected return is against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He will miss the games against Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trail Blazers, Charlotte Hornets, and the Miami Heat.

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Therefore, in his absentia, the Lakers roster stacked with future Hall of Famers will need to step up. After all, it took a fourth-quarter run from LeBron James to prevent the Lakers from losing to a young Houston Rockets.

Nov 2, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) shoots against Houston Rockets forward Jae’Sean Tate (8) during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

We expect Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis to step up as their leader on the floor needs some rest. Carmelo Anthony will look to continue his impressive form as he aims to climb the all-time scoring ladder even more.

Predicted starting line-up against the Oklahoma City Thunder

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In absence of LeBron, the following is the predicted starting lineup.

Nov 2, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) reacts with guard Russell Westbrook (0) after his basket scored against the Houston Rockets during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Russell Westbrook and Avery Bradley as the guards. Carmelo Anthony and Anthony Davis as forwards. And DeAndre Jordan at center. Davis might play at five, resulting in Bazemore starting instead of Jordan.

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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