LeBron James: ‘I don’t think I’ll ever get back to 100 percent in my career’

Robert Marvi
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After missing nearly the last six weeks with a severe high ankle sprain, LeBron James made his return to the hardwood for the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday against the Sacramento Kings.

Although he looked good and mobile throughout the game, he later said that he won’t ever be “100 percent” health-wise again.

James’ return was shaded by the fact that the Lakers lost, 110-106, after blowing a double-digit lead.

The Akron, Ohio native is in his 18th season in the NBA and has an insane amount of mileage on his body, which is partly due to 10 trips to the NBA Finals.

With the beating that pro basketball players take throughout a long season, it shouldn’t be surprising to hear James talk about his health in this manner.

James also admitted that, at times, his ankle was a bit painful against Sacramento.

With the regular season winding down, the Lakers are still in fifth place in the Western Conference, albeit by a razor-thin margin.

They will have a tough stretch next week, which includes games against the Los Angeles Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns.

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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.