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LeBron James out for Lakers-Warriors (groin injury)

LeBron James

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the game against the Orlando Magic on January 15, 2020 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The NBA can’t drop the Warriors from nationally televised games quickly enough.

Now, not even the Lakers will hold up their end of the bargain for tomorrow’s matchup.


LeBron James has presented himself as a foil to Kawhi Leonard, as someone who won’t rest when healthy enough to play.

But groin injuries can linger if not given time to fully heal. A groin injury sidelined LeBron much of last season. The Lakers should ensure he takes the necessary time to recover now.

Los Angeles’ upcoming schedule:

  • at Warriors on Thursday
  • at Grizzlies on Saturday
  • vs. Pelicans on Sunday
  • vs. 76ers on Tuesday

I wouldn’t be surprised if LeBron misses multiple games – nor would I be surprised if he rushes back.