Preparing for the sport you love is life, but not the Olympics. The USA men’s basketball team has had some issues in recent weeks and after a few poor showings in exhibition games, the team was forced to find replacements for Lebron James as well as other NBA stars.
The show has to go on and it’s going on without some of its biggest stars. With another short NBA offseason for players and a bevy of injuries, plenty of players withdrew from consideration for the 2021 Olympic squad.
NBA all-star Lebron James has dealt with an ankle injury that kept him out a month of the regular season, re-aggravating the injury during the last game of the regular season. The veteran had chose to heal up his body for the 2021-22 season.
Also, Stephen Curry has dealt with injuries. He missed time due to a fractured tailbone yet he still played 63 of 72 games for the Golden State Warriors. Despite that, he still needs to have his body restored.
|James is expected to line up for Game 2 of the of the Western Conference first round versus the Suns despite an ankle injury. Expected Return: Prob Tues
|James is dealing with ankle soreness, but he is projected to be available for the game 1 versus the Warriors of the Western Conference Play-In. Expected Return: Prob Wed
|James (ankle) is targeting a return to the Lakers lineup for Tuesday’s game against the Knicks, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
|James departed Sunday’s game against Toronto with soreness in his right ankle, Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet reports.
|James (ankle) is believed to be weeks away from a return to the court, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports.
|Expected to be out until at least May 2
|James is managing a left ankle sprain, but he is expected to be in the lineup against the Jazz on Wednesday. Expected Return: Prob Wed