NBA World Reacts To LeBron James Injury News

LeBron James # 6 and Russell Westbrook # 0 of the Los Angeles Lakers react against the Miami Heat during the first half at FTX Arena on January 23, 2022 in Miami, Florida.
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The Los Angeles Lakers are supposed to be NBA Finals contenders with LeBron James leading the way.

Instead, they are just hoping to make the postseason.

The Lakers are now 24-27 and James remains out with a lingering knee injury.

Fans got an unfortunate update Tuesday morning courtesy of NBA insider Shams Charania.

The superstar will be out Wednesday and may miss even more games.

That has the NBA world reacting as the Lakers remain clinging to the ninth spot in the Western Conference standings.

NBA World Reacts To James Injury Update

This is awful news for the Lakers as they try to get back on track and chase a title.

Yet at this point, just getting back above .500 has to be the goal.

There are crazy high expectations for any team featuring James.

His absence now turns extra attention toward both Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis.

Yet neither are supposed to be carrying the team on their own.

That is James’ job, which explains why his continued absence is a worst-case scenario for the team.

The Lakers sitting at 24-27 this late in the season is an absolute disaster for the organization.

This has led to constant talk of Frank Vogel’s job security, and he seemingly could be fired at any point.

That is no way to operate, especially as a supposed Finals contender.

James returning and helping the Lakers climb up the standings is the only way to salvage the season and perhaps the rest of his career.

But if he has an extended absence, the Lakers will be lucky to be clinging to a play-in spot in the West.

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