The Lakers are 4-7 without LeBron.
LeBron James has been out of action for the Los Angeles Lakers for the last 11 games due to a groin injury he sustained during the team's Christmas Day rout of the Golden State Warriors. In his absence, the team is 4-7 and have struggled at times. Now, according to ESPN, LeBron will be missing at least two more games and will not be taking part in the team's latest road trip.
James is supposed to have his injury re-evaluated on Wednesday which will give the Lakers an outlook on when they can expect LeBron to return. These next two games will be difficult for the Lakers as they are set to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets which are both top four teams in the Western Conference.
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"It's a tough three-game stretch," Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma told ESPN. "Super tough. Top-five teams in the league if you were to look at it from a year ago and even how they're playing right now. So for us, we got our hands full, and it's just more adversity we got to face, especially road games and coming home and playing on Martin Luther King Day."
Since LeBron has gone down with an injury, the Lakers have lost spots in the Western Conference, and are barely holding onto a playoff spot as they are in eighth place with a record of 24-21.