Darwin Ham: "LeBron James' come back is close"

LA Lakers has released positive statements on LeBron James' return to the field

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Darwin Ham: "LeBron James' come back is close"

Darwin Ham has released positive statements on LeBron James' return to the field. The Los Angeles Lakers head coach, interviewed before the match they won against Orlando, said: "We want to see him back on the field at some point before the end of the regular season.

I think Bron's absence has shown that we have many qualities We have many strong players in both halves of the pitch who can help us achieve the goal we have set ourselves. And when he comes back on the pitch, he will give us everything he is capable of." The Lakers have a record of 6 wins and 5 losses in games played without James on the court.

With a record of 35-37 they are in ninth position in the Western Conference, but the fight for the last places in the playoff zone is hard fought. LeBron is no longer wearing the brace he initially put on to stabilize his foot, and he has started his first training sessions on the field a week ago.

LeBron will turn 39 on December 30, and the injury to his right foot is certainly not to be underestimated. The medical staff of the Los Angeles team are keeping a close eye on him, and he will make a new evaluation before the end of the week, perhaps as early as Thursday.

Only then could we know for sure how James' rehabilitation journey is going. However, Ham's statements suggest a positive recovery up to now, and therefore it is very probable that we could see him again on the pitch before the end of the regular season.

LeBron James scored 27 points in the Los Angeles Lakers 131-126 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. With this score, James is less than 36 points away from surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the leading scorer in NBA history.

Now all attention turns to next week, with the Lakers facing the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday and the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday. Ticket prices for these two matches even went as high as $100,000! Abdul-Jabbar confirmed he wants to be there when LeBron breaks his record.

Even at age 38, James is scoring points at an impressive rate for a player his age: His average of 30.0 points in 43 games would be the third-highest in his 20 NBA seasons. James, as a rookie, averaged 20.9 points per game, and he hasn't dropped below those figures since.

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