Solomon Hill responds to those saying he purposely injured LeBron James

Robert Marvi
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On Saturday, the Atlanta Hawks’ Solomon Hill collided with Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James, causing the four-time MVP to leave the game with an ankle injury.

A couple of James’ teammates suggested that it may have been more than a freak accident, and Hill responded to that suggestion.

Over the last couple of seasons, there has been lots of speculation that James would sit some games out for “load management” as a concession to his age (36) and the mileage that has resulted from 10 trips to the NBA Finals.

Instead, he has been something of an iron man, as the games he has missed have been few and far between.

An X-ray on James’ ankle came back negative, but an MRI is still pending.

With or without James, the Lakers will have a tough contest tomorrow against the second-place Phoenix Suns.

They are already without fellow superstar Anthony Davis, who is recovering from a strained calf and a case of Achilles tendonosis.

In addition, they are awaiting the return of starting center Marc Gasol, who has been unable to play due to being placed in the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

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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.