It’s no secret the Lakers wouldn’t be in playoff contention without LeBron James.
Across LeBron’s LA career, the Lakers have gone 36-62 (.367) when he hasn’t played, including 5-9 this season.
He injured his right foot against Dallas on Sunday and missed games with a left foot injury earlier this month, but it’s now being reported that this latest injury wasn’t new.
“The interesting part here is I’m told that he initially hurt that right foot in January,” Shams Charania said on Tuesday. “He was faced with a decision at that point to shut it down for an amount of time or keep playing on it. He decided because of where the Lakers were in January…he decided to keep playing on it.”
It’s likely LeBron will miss at least two or three weeks. If he’s out for three weeks he would miss 11 games, despite saying the Lakers’ home stretch of games was “23 of the most important games” of his career.
James will now undergo further testing to understand the full extent of his injury.