LeBron to sit vs. Kings, miss first Lakers game this season

LeBron James

Everyone needs a break here and there, even LeBron James. 

The 36-year-old will miss his first game of the season Wednesday night against the Kings. In fact, the Los Angeles Lakers star didn't even make the trip to Sacramento on the second night of a back-to-back. 

James is dealing with a sprained ankle but that hasn't stopped him from having another MVP-level season. He's averaging 25.8 points, 8.0 assists and 7.8 assists this season for the defending champions.

LeBron isn't the only Lakers star who won't be playing against the Kings. Anthony Davis will remain out as he deals with a calf/Achilles injury. 

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That should be fine by the reeling Kings. They have won just one out of their last 10 games, and at 13-21, the Kings currently sit 13th in the Western Conference. The Lakers (24-12) are the No. 3 seed in the West.

This is the Kings' first game against the Lakers this season.