“LeBron James to Sit Out Lakers’ Game Against Milwaukee Due to Ankle Injury”

LeBron James won’t be playing in the Los Angeles Lakers’ game against the Milwaukee on Friday night due to his injured left ankle. This will be his ninth missed game of the season.

The Lakers have a 4-4 record without him. Lakers coach Darvin Ham said that James is experiencing severe soreness and they decided not to have him play tonight. James has been struggling with his ankle injury throughout the season and missed all of the Lakers’ games around the All-Star break.

He left the court in pain during the Lakers’ 130-120 home loss to Sacramento on Wednesday night. But he dismissed the severity of the injury, saying that he has been dealing with it. Ham said that the injury isn’t a major concern for the Lakers. They are struggling to catch up in the Western Conference playoff race, despite a 10-5 surge since February.

On Sunday, the Lakers will host the West-leading Minnesota. Ham attributed James’ injury to his 21-year service in the NBA and said that it’s a day-by-day thing. They will monitor his condition and treat it accordingly. James is known for his preparation before games, but this injury is a reality of a long NBA season and an extremely long career.

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