Report: LeBron James still several weeks away from returning for Lakers

Robert Marvi
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The Los Angeles Lakers have been very shorthanded for a while, and it looks like they will continue to be shorthanded for a while longer.

LeBron James is reportedly still about three weeks away from returning to game action, as he continues to recover from a severe high ankle sprain.

James first suffered the injury three weeks ago in a contest against the Atlanta Hawks. Not surprisingly, the team has struggled mightily without him, especially on the offensive end.

L.A. has also been without fellow superstar Anthony Davis, who has been out since mid-February with a calf strain and Achilles tendonosis. However, he may be close to being able to return.

Without both of their franchise cornerstones, the Lakers have slipped to fifth place in the Western Conference.

If nothing else, they need to avoid falling to seventh place or lower, as finishing that low to end the regular season would necessitate them winning the NBA’s play-in tournament in order to make the playoffs.

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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.