LeBron James Closing In On Return To Lakers Lineup

Lakers star LeBron James could be nearing a return from an abdominal strain, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.LeBron James

A source close to James said that James is “progressing great” and should return to game action “soon,” per McMenamin.

That can only be good news, as the Lakers hardly looked like world-beaters with LeBron, but have been as up-and-down as Anthony Davis‘ old Pelicans teams without. 

James has missed the previous six games, and coach Frank Vogel said James has yet to take part in practice. You can be sure that the Lakers don’t rush him back — given that he turns 37 years old next month and they’d rather have him healthy at the end of the season.

James is averaging 24.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 7.0 assists in his 19th season. He missed two games earlier this year with an injured ankle.

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