Lakers star forward LeBron James suffered a right foot injury in Sunday’s comeback win over the Mavericks, but sounded as if it was nothing too serious.
Then again, when it comes to James, it undoubtedly is something to watch
“It’s been better. That’s for sure,” James said, via Dave McMenamin of ESPN. “But I definitely wasn’t going to go to the locker room and not finish the game out tonight. Just understood the importance of the game and then with the momentum that we had, I felt like we could still win after being down.
“We’ll monitor it the next couple days, see how it feels and go from there.”
Coach Darvin Ham said he didn’t hear James indicate that he heard the foot “pop” after the injury occurred. James played 10 minutes the rest of the way.
“He’s good,” Ham said, via McMenamin. “Our medical people are looking at him now. He’ll be reevaluated again in the morning. So once we get some type of official word tomorrow, we’ll go from there. But as of right now, he’s good.”
The Lakers (29-32) were already without guard D’Angelo Russell, who missed his second straight game with an ankle injury. Russell took part in pregame warmups before being ruled out.
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