Angry and saddened LeBron James breaks his silence after suffering severe ankle injury

Robert Marvi
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On Saturday, the seemingly indestructible LeBron James had a very human moment when he suffered an ankle injury.

After his Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Atlanta Hawks without him, James tweeted his frustration about getting hurt.

Ever since missing months with a groin injury two years ago, the four-time NBA champ has become something of an iron man.

Despite lots of speculation that he would sit games out periodically for “load management,” he has played in almost every single game dating back to the beginning of last season.

He has been having his usual banner campaign this year, as he was averaging 25.8 points, 8.1 rebounds and 8.0 assists per game coming into Saturday’s contest. Although the Lakers have struggled a bit without fellow superstar Anthony Davis, James has remained one of the leaders in the race of the MVP award.

An X-ray on his ankle came back negative, and an MRI is pending.

For now, the Lakers have diagnosed James with a high ankle sprain. The team will face the second-place Phoenix Suns tomorrow, presumably without him.

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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.