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Following the All-Star game, LeBron gives the worst news to the Lakers coach

The Lakers are trending in the right direction but this Thursday night they could be playing more shorthanded than usual

By James Brown

Darvin Ham and LeBron James
Darvin Ham and LeBron James
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Just when the Los Angeles Lakers are finally trending in the right direction in the season after several struggles and following the All-Star break, the team will be facing the Golden State Warriors but probably will be without their biggest star LeBron James.

In the worst news possible for coach Darvin Ham, he could be facing the team's next game without LeBron when the team is already shorthanded as Cam Reddish, Max Christie, Gabe Vincent, and Jarred Vanderbilt are still out and about to be re-evaluated.

After the All-Star Game, LeBron James said a treatment for his ankle may keep him out of Lakers vs. Warriors on Thursday: “It possibly could. It depends on the recovery process. So, possibly. But we will see. I’m feeling okay. I definitely wasn’t going to put too much pressure on the game tonight... I want to try to be as healthy as I can be physically. This last part of the season is very important for us. I got to make sure of that.”

The last time the Lakers and Golden State faced each other, LeBron James was critical to getting the win in a contest that had gone for a second overtime until LA was able to get the victory with a couple of free throws that James converted.

LeBron James says he is a Laker and wants to continue to be that way

"I am a Laker and I'm happy and been very happy being a Laker the last six years and hopefully it stays that way," James said. "But I don't have the answer to how long it is or which uniform I'll be in. Hopefully [it] is with the Lakers. It's a great organization, so many greats. But we'll see."

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