Dec. 26 (UPI) — LeBron James’ groin muscle is intact and he is set for an MRI following an early exit through the Los Angeles Lakers win towards the Golden State Warriors.
“King James” departed through the third quarter of the 127-101 on Tuesday at Oracle Arena in Oakland. The Lakers famous person was dribbling down the courtroom and towards the Warriors’ basket when he slipped awkwardly and fell to the ground. James was in a position to regain management of the ball and move it off, however he remained on the ground whereas grimacing in ache.
James returned to his ft however doubled over underneath the basket whereas holding onto his groin space. He talked with the staff’s trainers earlier than going to the locker room.
He mentioned he overextended the muscle and mentioned he has had the identical damage previously.
“I wasn’t able to go back into the game, obviously. I’ll get an MRI tomorrow and see what’s up,” James informed reporters.
“With me with injuries, I’m never too concerned about them. I was able to walk off on my own power. I felt a pop, see if I could stretch it a few times, see if it would relieve but it didn’t.”
LeBron mentioned he “felt a pop” earlier than heading again to the locker room for additional analysis. (through @mcten) pic.twitter.com/ZjCmuGbx86
— ESPN (@espn) December 26, 2018
James has performed in 156 consecutive video games, together with 116 straight within the common season.
Lakers coach Luke Walton confirmed James would get the MRI on Wednesday.
“We will have a better understanding of what he has going on then,” Walton mentioned.
James scored 17 factors and picked up 13 rebounds and 5 assists in 21 minutes earlier than his damage. Kyle Kuzma led Los Angeles with 19 factors. Andre Iguodala scored a game-high 23 factors for Golden State, whereas Kevin Durant netted 21 factors within the loss.