Offside. Lebron James The Los Angeles Lakers announced on Saturday, March 20, that they are indefinitely absent from a rare sprain.
The 36-year-old athlete responded to his absence via Twitter on the same day and expressed his disappointment that he could not play.
“Nothing bothers me and grieves me more than not being available for and for my teammates! I’m hurt inside and out right now, “wrote James. “The way back from recovery begins now. Back soon like I never left. “
The injury occurred during a game against the Atlanta Hawks in which the Lakers lost 99-94. During the first half of the game, James and Solomon Hill collided and James injured his right ankle. According to ESPN, he underwent x-rays and an MRI on his ankle after the game.
Several teammates accused 30-year-old Hill of playing a bad game and deliberately diving on James. Montrezl Harrel said, “A man dived for a loose ball and took his leg out from under him. I really don’t feel like it was one of those loose ball games. He had to go through his leg to get the ball, man. He was turned to one side. The ball was behind him. “
player Dennis Schroder agreed and called the piece “unnecessary”.
Hill brought up the drama after the game. He tweeted, “Never would disregard the game and purposely take out a player … he knows that. That’s all that is important to me. I pray for a speedy recovery. #riptothementionstho #moredmsthansaweetie. ”
Although he won’t play, a team spokesperson confirmed that James traveled with the team to a game against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday.
It’s been a difficult season for the Ohio native. In February, a fan named “Courtside Karen” was removed from a game against the Atlanta Hawks for harassing him. NBA referees had to pause the game in the fourth quarter to improve the woman’s behavior. She was later identified as Juliana Carlos.
At some point during the game, Carlos pulled her face mask under her chin amid the COVID-19 pandemic. She was also seen holding up two middle fingers when she was removed from the game.
James spoke about the incident on social media after the game was over. “Courtside Karen was MADD MAD !!” he wrote, adding seven crying, laughing emojis.
Carlos also spoke of their removal, saying in a series of deleted Instagram videos, “Well, I run my own business and [my husband, Chris Carlos,] has always been a fan of Hawks. He’s been watching the games for 10 years. Anyway, he has the problem with LeBron. I have no problem with LeBron. I have no idea about LeBron. “
She continued, “Anyway, I run my own business and drink mine [beverage], Have fun. Suddenly LeBron says something to my husband and I see it and get up. And I go: “Don’t talk to my husband. [LeBron] looks at me and he says, “Sit down, bitch.” And I go, “Don’t call me a bitch. You put the f – k down. Get the f – k out of here. Don’t talk to my husband like that.”
After the game, James told reporters that the uncomfortable moment didn’t bother him. “At the end of the day, I’m glad the fans are back in the building,” he said. “I miss this interaction. I need this interaction. We as players need this interaction. “
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