LeBron James was held out for the Thursday night game of basketball between Sacramento Kings VS Los Angeles Lakers following his groin injury on Christmas night. With him no playing this game, his 156 continuous games playing streak comes to an end.
James suffered this injury during the Christmas Night game of basketball between the Los Angeles Lakers and the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors after James slipped trying to grab a loose ball.
Luckily for James, the MRI scan revealed that he has a strained left groin instead of a tear. However, no timetable has been set for his return this season. Luke Walton, the Lakers coach said, that they are going to take a cautious approach with the 4 time MVP.
Walton in a statement said, “it is one of those things that we want to make sure that he is healthy before we get him back in. this could be an injury that you walk in too early and get re-injured and are out for a long time. We will be cautious and careful s to when he will play again.”
James despite his injury flew with his teammate to Sacramento. He has paled in every game since the final game of 2016-17 NBA season.
His last big break was back in the mid of the 2014-15 NBA season for an 8-game absence to deal with his back problems and aching knees.
In his first season with Lakers, James is averaging in 27.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.1 assists per game. He is playing in his career’s 16th NBA season.