Dennis Schroder says LeBron James’ presence on road trip has proven strong commitment to Lakers

Robert Marvi
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Even though Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James injured his ankle on Saturday and could be out for as long as a month, he’s accompanying his team on its two-game road trip.

Teammate Dennis Schroder is impressed that James is still committed to being with the team even though he’s nursing the injury.

James suffered the injury against the Atlanta Hawks when Solomon Hill collided with him.

He was seen sitting on the bench with his injured ankle in a walking boot during the Lakers’ contest against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday.

Without him, the team seriously struggled to score and was routed by the Suns, 111-94.

L.A. was also without fellow superstar Anthony Davis, who is recovering from a strained calf and Achilles tendonosis. In addition, starting center Marc Gasol has been unable to play for a few weeks due to being placed in the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

Having James on the bench when he’s unable to play may help keep the team’s morale high enough for it to tread water until he’s able to return.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.