LeBron James speaks on his Return to action vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Laker LeBron James talks about being in unfamiliar territory.
LeBron James returned from injury after being out for more than four weeks against the Los Angeles Clippers Friday night. This was the longest absence in James’ carrier. Before this groin injury, the small forward had sat out for two weeks in high school when he broke his wrist, so more than 16 years ago.
Through this process of healing, James said “he tried to stay as positive as possible.” James thanked his training staff, family and friends get through this injury that took him on a roller coaster. Being in this foreign state, James said he experienced some ups and downs. He said he needed to be patient but he’s not “patient at all.”
James’ impatience is fueled by his want and will to be out there helping his team win basketball games.
“I didn’t come here to sit on a bench,” the four-time NBA MVP said. “I love clothes; I love seats, but I didn’t come here to put on suit everyday. I came here to put on a jersey and some shorts. That’s what I came here to do and lead a team the best way I know how. Thats the frustration part.”
In his first game back after the groin injury, the three-time champion put 24 points, 14 rebounds and nine assist. The Lakers prevailed in overtime with a final score of 123-120. Without their only all-star, the Los Angeles Lakers went 6-11 and slide out of playoff contention. The Lakers front office know they need to carefully monitor James’ groin. Lakers fans can rejoice in knowing that LeBron is back.
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