After sustaining an ankle injury in March and returning to the court on Friday night, Lakers star LeBron James revealed that he is concerned that he will never be 100 percent in his career.
“Since I was hurt, I’ve had a strong desire to return. So there you have it, that’s who I am” James said to the press.
“You should have seen the logging of the minutes and hours I spent on therapy and recovery each day; it was a lot more than I slept. So, for the past six weeks, all I’ve been doing is feeling compelled to return to the game.”
He continued, “I knew I wouldn’t be able to return to 100 percent. It isn’t true. In my profession, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to return to 100 percent.”
In a 110-106 loss to the Sacramento Kings, James put up 16 points, 7 assists, and 8 rebounds in his highly anticipated return.
On April 22nd, James’ superstar teammate Anthony Davis, who had been out for a long time due to a calf injury, returned to the Lakers’ lineup.
The Lakers currently sit in fifth place in the Western Conference standings with a 36-27 record. Both James and Davis’ return will be crucial as they close out the regular season.