LeBron James Avoided Foot Surgery To Return To Play With Lakers

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The arguable GOAT cheekily said that he went to "the LeBron James of feet" to recover from his injury without significant medical procedures.

LeBron said that he avoided foot surgery to play with the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday by talking to "the LeBron James of feet." Moreover, he returned to the team's home court after a month struggling with a foot tendon injury. While their team lost to the Chicago Bulls 118-108, it still marked a good day for James and his team, as he's finally back. After the game, he made the cheeky comment when explaining that multiple doctors advised foot surgery. However, after talking to his GOAT equivalent (according to him), he found the right rehab plan to heal and get ready to ball without a more taxing medical procedure.

Furthermore, this prompted a lot of jokes in the comments about "the LeBron James of feet" being the second-best in his field. Of course, GOAT conversations regarding Michael Jordan and LeBron are quite common, especially after the latter breaking the all-time NBA scoring record. Wherever you stand on that debate, it's still a pretty funny soundbite from the Ohio native. What's more is that he'll have two full days to further recover before the Lakers play the Bulls in Chicago gain on Wednesday (March 29).

LeBron James On How He Avoided Foot Surgery

Meanwhile, the 38-year-old and the rest of the California team fights for a spot in the Western Conference for the playoffs. Not only that, but they are now in ninth behind the Minnesota Timberwolves and New Orleans Pelicans. While it's certainly better to have LeBron on the court rather than not, Sunday's game proved that his presence is not a guarantee of victory. Of course, had he taken alternative measures, things could've looked much more grim for the team. Hopefully the "LeBron James of feet" set him straight for the rest of the Lakers' championship run.

Still, James should be commended for fighting through something much more serious than what the organization suggested. As for their next moves, the Lakers will now embark on a five-game run away from their home court. As such, there's a lot of pressure for them to win big, and it's pressure that the legendary player seems determined to bank on. Regardless, stick around on HNHH for the latest on the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers, and LeBron James.


About The Author
Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.