Two massive injuries in the NBA occurred within just a few hours span.
The first injury was the news of Lebron James missing significant time, that was shortly changed to Lebron likely missing 2-3 weeks, which could essentially hold him out until just a couple weeks before the season ends.
This was huge news for the Lakers who were just seemingly starting to figure it out their new team after the trade deadline. The Lakers just won three games in a row over quality Western Conference teams: the Mavericks, Warriors, and Pelicans. Los Angeles is currently 12th in the West but just a half game out of the play-in for 10th and two games out of sixth.
The second injury news occurred just a couple hours after that. LaMelo Ball was making a step-back move in the Hornets’ game on Monday and went down on a non-contact injury.
It was announced later that LaMelo Ball fractured his ankle on the play. The next day on Tuesday, the team announced that he would miss the rest of the season.
Charlotte was also just beginning to roll. They are currently on a five-game winning streak, but are still 9.5 games out of the play-in games. Charlotte probably can’t make the playoffs but it ruins a glimpse of hope and momentum they had going into next season.
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