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The Los Angeles Lakers miraculously reached the Western Conference finals of the 2022-23 NBA season despite a horrendous first half. The new-look roster did most of the magic. However, the team’s pillars, LeBron James and Anthony Davis, played a huge part as well, especially after being compromised for most of the season.

The dynamic duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis battled injuries throughout the 2022-23 NBA season. While their time in the regular season was restricted, the duo did their best to stay on the court during playoffs. Meanwhile, as the next season approaches in a few months, the duo’s health status is still unknown to the world. Well, the Lakers GM finally responded to the speculations.


Lakers GM Feels Good About LeBron James-Anthony Davis’ Off-Season Injury Treatments

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LA Lakers dynamic duo LeBron James and Anthony Davis were compromised last season health-wise. Davis battled with bone spur stress reaction in his right foot for most of the 2022-23 season. He had to sit on the bench for more than a month during a crucial stretch of the season. Even once the center returned, his time on court remained restricted with occasional off-days. On the other hand, LeBron James also battled a tendon injury in his right foot and soreness in his left ankle last season. Moreover, James postponed surgery to lift the Lakers to the playoffs. The exhaustion and struggle were visible during his final few games of the season.

Naturally, the fans are worried and seek some answers whether the duo will return next season fully healthy. Amid speculations, Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka shed some light on the issue. He said that both LeBron James and Anthony Davis are getting good treatment in the off-season. The initial reports look good, and Pelinka remains certain that the duo will successfully move past those setbacks in the upcoming season. Thats a positive news for the former champions. Irrespective of the immense young talent, James and Davis will always remain a key part of the Lakers roster. Without those two, the team will lack a strong foundation and crucial experience.

LeBron James Retracts From Retirement Threat! Announces Return For The Next Season!

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LeBron James shook the NBA fraternity after he threatened retirement post the conference finals loss vs. Nuggets. He said that he needs to do some deep thinking regarding how he wants his future to look in NBA. After months of speculation, the all-time leading point scorer of the NBA has issued a clarification. While accepting the ESPY Award for Best Record-Breaking Performance, James announced his return for the next season with the Lakers.

The King said that he does not care about the points he can score or about what he can or cannot do on the court. The real question was if he could play without cheating the game of basketball. Meaning, can James still give his 100% to the sport? The answer was yes. LeBron added the day he feels he cannot give his everything to the sport, he will call it quits. But that day, fortunately, is not today. Lastly, James signed off, saying he still has a lot left to offer to this divine sport of basketball.