Solomon Hill Comments On Accusations Of Injuring LeBron James Intentionally During Lakers vs Hawks

Published 03/21/2021, 11:40 AM EDT
Mar 20, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) is helped up by Los Angeles Lakers guard Wesley Matthews (9) and Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso (4) after injuring his leg in the second quarter at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports


LeBron James was on the track of having a mind-boggling and age-defying season. However, that quest ended when he took the floor against the Atlanta Hawks at yesterday’s matinee game. LeBron got injured early in the game, rolling his ankle off Solomon Hill. It has since been confirmed that Bron will miss at least four weeks with a ‘high ankle sprain‘.

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However, there have been many fans that believe Hill injured LeBron on purpose. They faced each other in the 2020 NBA Finals when Hill was with the Miami Heat. But there was nary a sign of any tension, and Hill has reiterated that he did not injure LeBron personally. But he was aware that people will still talk, so he takes solace in LeBron knowing it was unintentional.

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LeBron’s injury threatens to throw water all over what was supposed to be a championship defense for LA. Anthony Davis has spent the better part of a month sidelined with injury himself. Now the rest of the Lakers must hold it down until AD gets back on the court, let alone King James.

LeBron James: Can LA still become champions?

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LeBron James is the man who will ensure that the Lakers can still be champions. However, the season hasn’t been shaking out kindly for them. While they have one of the best records in the league, LA has had some major struggles in getting to this position. That struggle includes being without Anthony Davis for the last few games.

Mar 20, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) puts weight on his injured leg as head coach Frank Vogel looks on during the second quarter at Staples Center. James was injured when an Atlanta Hawks player fell on his leg going for a loose ball. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Other teams in the NBA have gotten better since the start of the season. While the Lakers signed Damian Jones, who has been playing very well on his second 10-day contract, they haven’t made any major moves. They have been linked to LaMarcus Aldridge and Andre Drummond, but we are yet to see anything concrete.

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Even if the trade or buyout market can help LA add more pieces, it won’t be anything without LBJ. He is the engine of this team and runs the show. Without him, the team is good but may struggle to keep the high-seed that they have earned in a competitive Western Conference.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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