While the Los Angeles Lakers celebrated an impressive victory over two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors on Christmas day, both LeBron James and Rajon Rondo (streched right ring finger) were injured.
James suffered a groin strain in the third quarter as he slipped as he tried to regain his dribble. Cameras showed how James Lakers coach Marco Nuñez seemed to say he felt a "pop."
James tried to stretch during a break, but cautiously walked into the locker room and never returned. An MRI the next morning confirmed the strain and the Lakers gave James day by day occasion. However
signs point to something extended absence through because of the severity of stress, such as Brian Windhorst and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN: [1
call The Lakers James of "absence" Day "day, but sources told ESPN that there must be a healing process before James can return to the lineup.
The Lakers have already ruled out James for the game on Thursday with the Sacramento Kings report suggesting that he will probably contest the Friday against the The Lakers are completing their weekend schedule by hosting the kings on Sunday.
James was historically very healthy and was able to avoid long-term absences due to v largely avoid injuries. He comes from a season in which he played for the first time in his career in all 82 games in a single season.