For the second consecutive night, the Los Angeles Lakers will be without LeBron James, this time for Wednesday's matchup at the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Lakers will be hoping for a repeat of Tuesday's experience.
As noted by ESPN and other outlets, James will not play against the Thunder because of a sore right ankle, an issue he picked up in this past Sunday's 121-118 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
The four-time champion also sat out Tuesday's game at the San Antonio Spurs, a contest the Lakers won in overtime to improve to 2-2 on the season after they began the campaign with back-to-back defeats.
Additionally, star forward Anthony Davis is questionable for Wednesday's outing because of a knee injury he suffered Tuesday night:
James missed 26 games during the 2020-21 season with a high right ankle sprain, and Lakers coach Frank Vogel told reporters on Tuesday the team was taking "a marathon approach" with the future Hall of Famer. Vogel also said this setback was a "different injury" to a "different spot" even though it's the same ankle the 36-year-old hurt last season.
The Lakers host the Cleveland Cavaliers, James' former team, on Friday night. James' status for that contest likely won't be confirmed until earlier that day.