LeBron James Waives Off Injury Scare After Rolling His Ankle Against the Phoenix Suns

Published 12/22/2021, 6:00 AM EST
Dec 15, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) celebrates the win over the Dallas Mavericks during overtime at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports| Courtesy Reuters


LeBron James was injured covering the third quarter of the match between the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns. Regarding the game, the Lakers lost to the Suns by a score of 105-85.

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Seeing James in action, it didn’t seem like his ankle injury was affecting him as he remained until the end of the match, showcasing his dedication to the team. It would be shocking to see James drop to the ground for any reason. Regardless of what is going on, James will give his all. According to the Lakers star, I stepped on Jae Crowder’s foot. I’m going to be ready for the next game,”

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In his response to the ankle injury, LeBron James asserted that he would be ready for his next game

During his 34 minutes on the court, he scored an estimated 34 points for the team on the 13/19 shooting. From the betting favorites to win the title this season, it is clear that Lakers and Suns are among their top priorities as well as the winning matches they are covering. But COVID protocols and the injuries during matches could affect the Lakers’ chances of winning since James is the team’s lynchpin. It would be difficult if James faced any health issues at this point in time.

James has had to drop games due to many medical reasons during the past season and this isn’t the first time he has dealt with ankle problems. Nevertheless, he did come back with a renewed focus and did his best. It is also important to remember that with his age, he is losing his some potential maneuvers during the game since his body has been through a lot in the past few seasons.

Nov 2, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) moves the ball against Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. (3) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Despite his dedication to the game, pushing him beyond his limits can cause considerable harm to his game. For every Lakers fan, what happened in that game was heartbreaking.

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We’d love to know how you felt about his recent performance with the lakers as he put everything into it.

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Anshika Rai

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Anshika Rai is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Anshika has been following NBA for many years now.

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