Lakers’ LeBron James Expresses His Frustration with Ongoing Injury

Published 04/18/2021, 12:26 PM EDT
Mar 16, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) wears a face mask in the second half against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers have been one of the worst hit teams with multiple injuries. Be it talisman LeBron James suffering from an ankle injury or Anthony Davis recovering from tendonosis, the champions are missing their superstars right now.

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This hasn’t dampened the team’s performance, though. In a recent game against the top team in the NBA, the champions put on a show. With amazing performances by Dennis Schroder, Andre Drummond and Kentavious Caldwell Pope, the Lakers ousted the Jazz 127-115.

LeBron James can’t wait to be back on court

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While the game was full of highlights, injured superstar LeBron James gave the fans something to cheer about as well. During the game, LBJ was seen working on his right ankle and balancing himself.

James is clearly eager to make his comeback to the side. His fellow star Anthony Davis might be back by next week for the Lakers, and considering James’ track record, he won’t take much longer as well.

LBJ later echoed his frustrations in an Instagram story.

According to the latest reports, the King might make his return within the next three weeks. Seeing how the team has performed without their superstars, it is absolutely scary to imagine how the team will be once he is back.

How will the Lakers lineup change once LeBron is back with the team?

The injuries to Davis and LeBron has certainly been helpful for coach Frank Vogel, who has given multiple minutes to the players in the rotation. With Markieff Morris and Kyle Kuzma performing at a high level, coach Vogel has a real conundrum on his hands.

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One of the lineups that he could prefer is- Dennis Schroder and Kentavious Caldwell Pope as guards, LeBron James at the small forward position, Anthony Davis at the power forward spot, and Andre Drummond as the center.

Feb 20, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel (right) talks to his team during a timeout in the fourth quarter of the Lakers 96-94 loss to the Miami Heat at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Once LBJ and Davis are back on the side, players like Talen Horton-Tucker and Kyle Kuzma will see a significant drop in their minutes. But given the form they have been in, they can be a jolt of energy from the bench.

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The Lakers have a scary roster ready for any matchup. Can the champions retain their championship, despite the increasing competition?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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