LeBron James, star of the Lakers, refused to have surgery on his right foot to try to participate in the play-offs with his NBA franchise.
The “King” said he refused to have surgery on his right foot in order to participate in the final sprint for the play-offs, after the defeat of his team against the Bulls on Sunday in the NBA.
Back after four weeks of absence, LeBron James explained in the post-match conference that he tore a tendon. However, he chose not to have the surgery, following the advice of the “LeBron James of the feet”. From the top of his 38 years, James scored 19 points (8 rebounds) against Chicago, for his second game only off the bench, despite a long career of nearly twenty years.
Without him, the Lakers revived
Seven games from the end of the regular season, the Lakers are in 9th place in the West, synonymous with a play-off dam, in a Conference where two victories separate the 7th from the 12th. In the absence of their master to play, the Lakers have achieved a series of 8 wins for 5 losses, and the directly qualifying places are still within their reach.
“I went to the LeBron James of feet.”
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— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 26, 2023
James’ status had been reassessed from ‘forfeited’ to ‘uncertain’ on Saturday night, and he finally decided to line up after testing his footing in the warm-up. Now, “it’s day to day,” the star said. “The most important thing for me is Monday morning. When I wake up tomorrow and get out of bed, we’ll see what happens.”
LeBron James has missed 27 games in total this season due to various physical glitches, the most missed games in a season since joining the league in 2003. dazzling despite her age, averaging 29.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 6.9 assists.