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Lakers’ LeBron James Exits Game Early Due To Leg Injury

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Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James recently sustained a leg injury in a game against cross-town rivals Los Angeles Clippers.

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The Los Angeles Lakers suffered yet another loss Wednesday night, and it didn’t help that their main star also got hurt. Lakers superstar LeBron James, who appeared to be limping on his left leg, had an early exit in the team’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. LeBron still had a game-high 30 markers, but the Clippers already had control of the contest even before he exited midway through the fourth quarter. With a strong start and a tremendous finish to the game, the Clippers went on to defeat the Lakers, 114-101.

LeBron James finished with 30 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and two steals in the loss to the Clippers. It’s worth noting that LeBron already sat out the Lakers’ previous game — a 23-point loss at the hands of Lauri Markkanen and the top-seeded Utah Jazz. The Lakers cited a minor foot injury as the reason why James missed the game against the Jazz, so we’re not entirely sure if this leg injury that he sustained in the Clippers contest is related to his previous setback.

In his 20th year in the NBA, there’s no doubt that James is still one of the top players in the league. Through ten games this season, the four-time MVP is logging 35.7 minutes per contest, while putting up an all-around stat line of 24.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, 6.9 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.7 blocks. The shooting percentages need to improve, but the 37-year-old star is still highly impactful on both ends of the floor.

The Lakers have been abysmal at the start of the new season, losing nine of their first 11 games.

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