Los Angeles Lakers ahead LeBron James, proven March 3, 2022, averaged 30.3 factors per recreation this season. File Picture by Caroline Brehman/EPA-EFE
April 8 (UPI) — All-Star ahead LeBron James will not play within the Los Angeles Lakers’ last two video games of the common season due to his left ankle sprain, the staff introduced Friday.
The Lakers, who had been eradicated from NBA Play-In Match competition after their loss to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, are scheduled to host the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder on Friday earlier than ending the season on the highway towards the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.
James has already missed 5 of the Lakers’ final six video games since injuring his ankle towards the New Orleans Pelicans on March 27.
The 37-year-old James ends the 2021-22 season averaging 30.3 factors per recreation — at the moment second within the league behind Philadelphia 76ers star middle Joel Embiid (30.4). James, nevertheless, can’t declare the scoring title as a result of he appeared in simply 56 video games; a participant should play no less than 58 video games to be eligible for the consideration.
James’ scoring common was his highest since his third season within the league when he averaged 31.4 factors per recreation for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The scoring common additionally was probably the most ever for a participant in his nineteenth season.
James took to social media to thank followers and make sure that he’ll return for the 2022-23 marketing campaign.
The Lakers posted a 25-31 file in video games by which James performed, marking the primary time since his rookie 12 months with the Cavaliers that his staff completed under .500 when he was lively.
It’s the second time in James’ 4 seasons with the Lakers that he ended the season out of the lineup as a consequence of an damage whereas the staff didn’t make the playoffs.