LeBron James denies daily leg muscle strain Vs Kings: LeBron James will miss at least the Lakers’ next game after straining a leg and muscle during Los Angeles’ fourth straight loss on Wednesday night. Lakers coach Darvin Ham said Friday that James’ magnetic resonance imaging showed no tears in his adductor muscle.
James is under stress every day which happened in the fourth quarter of the 114-101 victory of the Clippers over the Lakers. The second-leading scorer in NBA history injured a muscle near his groin and walked cautiously to the locker room.
The Lakers host Sacramento on Friday before visiting the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. The Lakers have the next four days off, which means James could have eight days in a row, but only miss two games.
James said after the game that the injury was not as serious as the groin strain he suffered on Christmas 2018 in his first season with the Lakers. This injury sidelined him for a month.
LeBron James is the Lakers’ leading scorer at 2
9 points per game despite lingering soreness in his left leg that forced him to miss Los Angeles’ loss to Utah on Monday. James is also averaging 8.8 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game in his 20th NBA season.
Despite James‘ strong play, the Lakers have the NBA’s second-worst record at 2-9.