Is LeBron James Playing Tonight vs 76ers? Lakers Star’s Injury Update Continues to Be Slightly Scary

Tonoy Sengupta
|Published 15/01/2023

LeBron James and the Lakers need Anthony Davis back, and they need him badly. Despite LeBron James playing out of his mind for the franchise this season, the Lakers sit just 13th in the West. And while they have won 6 of their last 10 games, they are currently on a 2-game losing streak.

Among all this chaos, LeBron James’s ankle injury never quite seems to go away, making him a bit of a doubt ahead of every game. But of course, he often plays anyway… or that’s what it seemed like until very recently.

The 38-year-old was recently forced to miss the big game against the Nuggets. And while he has played for the Lakers since, continues to remain a doubt ahead of tonight.

So, with that in mind, what is LeBron James’s status ahead of the matchup vs Joel Embiid and the 76ers?

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ESPN releases latest on LeBron James ahead of big game vs Philadelphia

If the Lakers want to win this game, LeBron James is beyond crucial. But at 38 years old, while his play is still amongst the best in the NBA, he doesn’t heal from injuries nearly as quickly.

So, what is his status ahead of this game?

Well, as per ESPN, the Lakers superstar’s condition is ‘Day-to-day’. This means that he will likely be a game-time decision.

But given that it is LeBron James, he is probable to take the floor in Arena tonight.


What are LeBron James’s numbers from this season?

After 32 games played, LeBron James is averaging 29 points, 8.4 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 1 steal, and 0.5 blocks per game.

Additionally, the man is shooting 50.3% from the field, 28.5% from beyond the arc, and 74.7% from the charity stripe.

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Tonoy Sengupta

Tonoy Sengupta

Tonoy Sengupta is an Editor of NBA content at The SportsRush. Coming from an athletically inclined family, he has been surrounded by sports ever since he was 4 years old. But, while initially pouring all his time into Football (soccer), at 14, Tonoy discovered basketball through the countless highlights of Stephen Curry humiliating players from Curry Land. And just like that, a fiery passion for the game was ignited within Tonoy. And soon after, he decided to become a student of journalism, graduating in 2022, and choosing sports as his area of interest. Today, you can find him spending 99% of his time browsing through every type of content on every team in the NBA, before uncorking everything he has found to the world. In the 1% he isn't doing this, you can find him playing Basketball, Football, Volleyball, or practically any other sport he has had the opportunity to learn.

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