"It's been frustrating. This is the second year that this has happened". Ball hasn't played since January 19, and the Lakers announced after Saturday's game that Ball will miss at least two more weeks before another evaluation by their medical staff.
LeBron James concedes the playoff hopes of the Los Angeles Lakers are "slimming down each and every game", meaning he will not be competing in the postseason for the first time since 2005. The Lakers, who play the Bulls on Tuesday, are short-handed; Brandon Ingram (deep venous thrombosis in shoulder) and Lonzo Ball (ankle) are not returning this season.
James opted out of the final year of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers last summer and signed a four-year, $154 million deal with Los Angeles. The condition usually occurs in legs, but can occur in the upper body.
Ingram was playing the best basketball of his career.
This season, Ball averaged 9.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists, while shooting at 40.6 percent from the floor and 32.9 from three in 30.3 minutes of action.
"The Ingram thing is a big problem and a scary injury".
Everyone knows about how much damage was done to the Lakers locker room during the failed Anthony Davis trade talks and Magic Johnson's non-apology apology. "They'll get an opportunity to learn, and I get an opportunity to play with them, so we can take that out of it for sure". I'm just happy that I'm going to be healthy.
Blood clots have affected several prominent athletes including Chris Bosh and Serena Williams in recent years.
While this might seem insane, you have to consider the history of Jeanie who actually fired her own brother to help the Lakers franchise get LeBron James. Now, there's virtually no shot of them even making the playoffs. And Josh Hart continues to play despite knee tendinitis that has been bothering him for a few months. He continues to be kept out of action by an ankle injury and the word out right now is that he may be ruled out for the remainder of the season. "I wouldn't want to gut the team for a player that isn't committed and is toward the end of his career". "But I'm going to be ready to go". A Christmas Day victory over the Golden State Warriors further propelled the team with momentum heading into 2019. "If I get traded, then I get traded", Ball told The Athletic.