Just like him los angeles lakers They began to look like a team prepared to go running, they were bitten by the injury bug.
LeBron James suffered a tendon injury in his right foot on Sunday against the dallas mavericks and will be re-evaluated in three weeks, according to the organization.
James was injured against the Mavs in the third quarter of the Lakers’ comeback win Sunday and said he heard a «pop» after going to the ground on a drive.
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He limped out of the arena after finishing the game in a 27-point comeback win over the Mavericks.
«It’s been better,» James said after the game. «But I definitely wasn’t going to go to the locker room and not finish the game. The importance of this game and then the momentum we had, I felt like we could steal one after being down.»
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The Lakers are 30-33, one game out of 10th place in the Western Conference, which would move LA into the NBA play-in tournament.
Coming out of the All-Star break, the Lakers looked set to take a step up in the playoffs, making major roster upgrades at the NBA trade deadline.
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Los Angeles sent Russell Westbrook out of town and added Jarred Vanderbilt, DeAngelo Russell, Malik Beasley and Mo Bamba.
James called all 23 games after the star rest some of the greatest of his career.
«That’s 23 of the biggest games of my career, for the regular season,» James said, according to CBS Sports. «That’s the kind of mentality I have and I hope the guys have it after the break… I’ll look for ways to make sure I’m available and on the floor for each of these 23 games.»
The Lakers’ announcement means James will be re-evaluated at some point in Los Angeles’ game against the Los Angeles Lakers. phoenix suns March 22, with just nine games remaining on the regular season schedule.