On Friday, April 1, the Lakers star tweeted that he's officially out for the remainder of the season, adding "see y'all in the fall." April 1, of course, is April Fools' Day, leaving many on social media wondering whether or not to believe King James.
James has missed tw Damian Lillard o straight games with an ankle sprain he suffered in the team's loss to the Pelicans on March 27. The Lakers have only six games remaining on their schedule so it wouldn't be a complete shock if he was ruled out for the rest of the season — James said after the game that his ankle felt "horrible," for what it's worth — but ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Thursday that James is "hopeful to test out his ankle sprain and try to make a return to the li stephen curry 46 jersey neup" on Friday when the Lakers face the Pelicans once again.
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Not only that, but the ti NBA Shorts ming of James' tweet raised some eyebrows, as many insiders were quick to point that out.
Proving that LeBron was only joking, the Lakers announced right before tipoff of Friday's matchup against the Pelicans that James would be playing. stephen curry jersey number
The Lakers enter Friday's meeting with the Pelicans with a 31-45 record on the season, placing them 11th in the Western Conference. They have the same record as the Spurs in 10th, but with San Antonio owning the tiebreaker, Los Angeles will have to finish o NBA Baby Clothing ne game ahead to jump it in the standings and qualify for the Play-In Tournament. The Lakers trail the Pelicans in ninth place by two games, so a win on Friday would help them close the gap with New Orleans as well.
James has been impressive when healthy, leading the league with an average of 30.1 points per game to go along with 8.2 rebounds and 6.3 assists on 52.3 percent shooting from the field.
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