LeBron James is currently nursing a groin injury, one that will keep him out of action for at least the foreseeable future.
While the MRI scan revealed that the injury that he suffered during the game against Warriors isn’t a very serious one, it is sure to keep him out of action for sometime, with James already set to miss the game against the Kings on Thursday.
He will now be assessed on a day-to-day basis before the Lakers make a final decision on his participation this season.
But according to reports, he should be fine within a week or two.
Now, in the meanwhile, LeBron could work on recruiting some of the free agents that could be on offer next season.
LeBron James' full interview with ESPN is here!
He talks about playing in the NBA with Bronny Jr., the #LakeShow, and that "toxic" conversation he had with Kevin Durant
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The Lakers are in search of another superstar to accompany LeBron James and help the Lakers form a dynasty for themselves.
Kawhi Leonard, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant are the three big names available as free agents before next season.
Kawhi Leonard to Lakers was reportedly in an advanced stage before the current season, before the Spurs decided to offload him to the Raptors.
Now, Kawhi could opt out of his contract and chose free agency next season, with the Lakers still interested in securing his services.
In an interview with ESPN, LeBron James has confirmed that he would do everything in his power to recruit players to the Lakers.
“That would be ideal.” LeBron said when asked if the Lakers would recruit another superstar.
“I think you’ve heard from the front office their ideas and what they believe and what we can do. That’s going to be my job as well.
“I’m looking forward to when guys come up for free agency – I’ll be at their doors, on their phones, seeing how we can continue to help this franchise be an elite franchise and get back to the mountain top again.” he added.
The Kevin Durant comment that really ‘pissed off’ LeBron James LeBron James jabbed back at Kevin Durant after the Warriors star labeled the environment surrounding James as “toxic.” Speaking in an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, the Lakers star admitted he was “pissed …
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LeBron then admitted that he had always been involved in recruitment, even whilst in Cleveland and Miami.
“I’ve always recruited! Is this something new?” LeBron said.
“I’ve been trying to get guys to come and play with me since like 2007. I’ve got rejected a lot! But I also have not got rejected.
“A lot of people didn’t want to come to Cleveland, let me just throw that out there!
“I don’t feel it was me, I tried to recruit so many guys to come to Cleveland. We actually had a couple guys… but it wasn’t hard getting guys to Miami, let me tell you that.
“Now that I’m in LA, I don’t think it would be that hard to get guys here. But we’ve got to win.
“At the end of the day it’s all about winning. That’s my job right now, to show everybody I can win with whatever.” he added.
Kevin Durant’s comments about the toxic environment around LeBron could mean that the KD to Lakers deal is off. Kawhi could be a realistic option for LeBron next season with Klay too almost having confirmed his future with the Warriors.