The Los Angeles Lakers will take some short-term pain for potentially long-term gain. Lakers head coach Frank Vogel will navigate his way through the short-term pain now, playing without LeBron James and Dennis Schröder for Thursday’s game against the crosstown Los Angeles Clippers -- and likely longer.
View the original article to see embedded media. For the first time in his career, it seems like LeBron James is just another human. After dominating the NBA for 18 seasons and defying Father Time for nearly two decades, his age is finally starting to take a toll on his body.
The Lakers don’t have much time to build chemistry and cohesion. The best they can do is play hard and try to expedite that process. Before I get to the meat of this story, imagine this: You’re a participant at a Hell’s Kitchen competition.
Lakers center Marc Gasol has a particular set of skills, skills that make him a great matchup for against Nikola Jokic. As the Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets on Monday, they looked much more like their former selves with a renewed sense of focus and effort, particularly on the defensive end.
The Los Angeles Lakers are the NBA champions until proved otherwise. Put a healthy LeBron James next to a healthy Anthony Davis, and you have just constructed one of the most powerful forces in basketball...
LeBron James is widely regarded as the greatest small forward to have ever lived, and the most impactful superstar of his era. What LeBron James had done on and off the court is truly iconic, and his career will likely never be equaled again.
Shaquille O'Neal is one of the best players who has ever put on a Los Angeles Lakers uniform. He was one of the key forces during their 3-peat in the early 2000s and won the Finals MVP award during all three of those championship runs.
While not a huge shock, this is definitely not welcome news for the Lakers. James is central to their hopes of a repeat title, and the team has really struggled lately, dropping to sixth in the Western Conference.
Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James missed considerable action with a high-ankle sprain before a brief return that ended early during Sunday's loss to Toronto. It appears he'll miss more time to nurse the ankle.