OAKLAND, California. – LeBron James remains day after day after an MRI returned clean on his injured left groin, the Los Angeles Lakers announced on Wednesday.
James will not travel with the team to Sacramento Get ready for Thursday's game against the Kings.
A bullet ejected! Sheesh Al Almighty above! #BackInNoTime
– LeBron James (@KingJames) December 26, 2018
The initial feeling in the locker room of Lakers was positive and optimistic after James defeated a 1
James said he suffered the injury as he "overstretched" his groin as his right leg slipped as Draymond Green poked the ball off him. James said he "overstretched" the injury further when he went straight back into defense. As the game traversed the other side of the course, James did not try to follow his team-mate and stayed close to the Lakers Bank. James then told the Lakers medical and coaching staff that he felt "a blast."
"I never worry too much about injuries," said James, who had previously attached an electrical stimulation device to his hip and the Lakers flew back to Los Angeles on Tuesday night. "I was able to go out on my own, I felt a pop and [went to] saw if I could stretch it a couple of times and see if it was relieved, but it does not have it."
The Lakers (20-14) still have to play a game without their franchise star. James has completed 116 straight games in the regular season, one shy of his personal best and 156 regular season and postseason games.
Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram have to pick up the point load and the Lakers will look more towards the veteran rally of Rondo Raion if James misses a lot of time. James has an average of 27.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.1 assists this season.
"I'm very proud of [staying healthy] that's why it infuriated me that I can not get involved anymore," James said. "It's more than anything available to my teammate, my coaching staff – that's something I personally take more than anything – hopefully it will not be a long time and I can get back on the ground as soon as possible."