The Los Angeles Lakers are in the midst of a late-season push that the team is hoping can result in an NBA Playoff berth. If Los Angeles can actually get to the NBA Playoffs healthy then they will undoubtedly be the low-seeded team that nobody wants to play.
The problem is that health is not on their side right now. LeBron James aggravated his foot injury against the Dallas Mavericks and while he was able to finish the game, it ended up being much more serious than originally anticipated.
With the playoffs still in reach, Lakers fans are hanging on to any news or updates about LeBron and the team’s chances moving forward. There has been a pretty big update for LeBron’s healthy, albeit not the most positive.
Lakers news roundup:
- After being evaluated by the Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James was diagnosed with a right foot tendon injury. LeBron is scheduled to be re-evaluated in three weeks, meaning that is the least amount of time he will miss for the Purple and Gold. Fans should expect a month-plus.
- Vannessa Bryant agreed to accept a $28.85 million settlement from Los Angeles County in “exchange for ending her fight against those she accused of improperly taking and sharing gruesome photos of her dead husband and daughter after they perished in a helicopter crash in January 2020”. The settlement also covers Kobe Bryant’s children.
- Patrick Beverley said that he actually requested a trade from the Los Angeles Lakers as he did not like what was going on with the team. This might be a bad attempt at retconning the past by Beverley, as he seemed pretty excited to play with his former Timberwolves teammates in LA.
NBA news roundup:
- Kevin Durant made his Phoenix Suns debut on Wednesday, scoring 23 points in a 105-91 win against the Charlotte Hornets. Devin Booker also played in the game, scoring 37 points himself.
- Jalen Brunson (Eastern Conference) and Nikola Jokic (Western Conference) won the Player of the Month awards for February. Paulo Banchero (Eastern Conference) and Walker Kessler (Western Conference) won Rookies of the Month.
- Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo joined the ownership group for MLS team Nashville FC.