LeBron James out tonight with ankle soreness

LeBron James out tonight with ankle soreness

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Kyle Goon @kylegoon
“I told Russ, I said, ‘Whether I play, ‘Bron play, we don’t play, it doesn’t matter. You still gotta be yourself.’ He did that tonight. The way he played tonight was incredible. And we need that from him every night.”
Russell Westbrook has a breakthrough: ocregister.com/2021/10/26/ant…12:41 AM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Dejounte acknowledged that he was looked at LeBron a few times after he scored:
“That’s my guy. I wish he was playing.” – 11:47 PM
Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones
Lakers’ LeBron James sits out OT win over Spurs with right ankle soreness theathletic.com/news/lakers-le…11:34 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs are now 1-1 this season as favorites.
They became a 2 point favorite once the Lakers announced LeBron would miss the game. – 11:11 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Think tonight was one of the best case arguments for why you go out and get Russ if you’re the Lakers. His ability to just win you a game when LeBron is out through sheer force of will is very useful in the regular season. – 11:10 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Lakers beat the Spurs 125-121 in OT w/o LeBron. AD 35p 17r 4a 4b; Westbrook 33p 10r 8a 3s; Monk 17p 3a and a +31 in 39 mins; Reaves 10p on 3-of-5; Dweande Howdan combine for 13p 17r 4b. LAL improves to 2-2 with chance to go over .500 tomorrow with a win in OKC – 11:09 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
At a bare minimum, this game was such an argument in favor of a) staggering Bron and Russ and b) keeping Rondo as far away from Russ as possible. We just saw what Russ can still do when he has full control of the offense. He needs 10-12 minutes of that per night. – 11:09 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Final: Lakers 125, Spurs 121 (OT)
The Lakers improve to 2-2 behind big performances from Anthony Davis (35/17/4) and Russell Westbrook (33/10/8) — and w/o LeBron — in their first road test. Malik Monk and Austin Reaves stepped up in crucial moments.
Up next: at OKC tomorrow. – 11:08 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Lakers win in OT: 125-121 over the Spurs.
Anthony Davis had 35, including the go-ahead bucket. Russell Westbrook had 33 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. Combined 30 for 58 from the floor on a night without LeBron James. A surprisingly epic early season game. – 11:08 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Lakers don’t win that game over the past two years. This is a big part of why they traded for Russ. Makes it so much easier to rest LeBron on nights like this. – 11:08 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Lakers get their second win of the season. Gritty win without LeBron.
Next: @ Thunder – 11:08 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Davis is up, testing out he leg. Similar scene from what occurred with LeBron las game. He, too, will stay in the game.
Spurs took advantage of the 5-on-4 when he was on the ground to tie the game at 114. – 10:52 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Monk pulled up from way, way deep to put LAL up 2. He has 16 points in this spot start with LeBron out. – 10:50 PM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Crunching the numbers. LeBron is on pace to be the first player with 40,000 points and 10,000 assists. It will take about 3 1/2 years. – 9:43 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Spurs have four players in double figures at half: Murray (13), Vassell (11), Poeltl (10) and Walker (10).
Anthony Davis with 16 to lead the Bron-less Lakers. – 9:40 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Halftime: Spurs 62, Lakers 61
The Lakers continue to close quarters poorly. Anthony Davis has 16 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks. Russell Westbrook has 12 points and 5 assists. Malik Monk, Dwight Howard and Rajon Rondo have helped fill some of the offensive void without LeBron. – 9:38 PM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Lakers head coach LeBron James. pic.twitter.com/cKERzKXX629:32 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL were +8 with AD sitting for the first 7 minutes of the 2nd Q. Important, particularly with no LeBron. – 9:27 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
LeBron beefs, ranked:
1) Comic Sans
2) 73-9 Warriors
3) Soulja Boy/Deshawn Stevenson
4) David Blatt’s end of game play-calling
5) Squid Game
6) J.R. Smith’s clock awareness
7) Larry Brown’s Athens rotation
8) Crab dribble whistle blowers
9) Joakim Noah
10) MVP voting since 2014 – 8:51 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
Poku scores over former Finals MVP Andre Iguodala, who won that award based largely on his defense on LeBron James. – 8:42 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
LeBron James out Tuesday night vs. Spurs with right ankle soreness nba.nbcsports.com/2021/10/26/leb…7:39 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Vogel said LeBron will be listed as questionable for Lakers at OKC – 7:05 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Frank Vogel says LeBron James will be questionable tomorrow vs. OKC. He added that while this ankle injury is the same leg as LeBron’s ankle injury last season, the injury is in a different spot and of a different severity. – 7:04 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
No LeBron tonight against the Spurs (right ankle soreness).
Lakers’ active roster down to 40 combined All-Star appearances for this one. – 7:04 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Vogel confirmed it’s the same ankle that LeBron hurt last year, but a different injury in a different spot. He will be questionable for tomorrow’s back to back at OKC. – 7:02 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Frank Vogel says that LeBron didn’t go on the court today. Malik Monk enters the starting lineup, and Rajon Rondo will be the point guard when Russell Westbrook subs out. – 7:01 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Monk will start in place of Bron, per Vogel – 7:01 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
The Lakers are starting Malik Monk in LeBron James’ place, per Frank Vogel. – 7:01 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Coach Vogel says Malik Monk will start with LeBron out tonight – 7:01 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
LeBron James is OUT in San Antonio tonight, the Lakers play the Thunder tomorrow in OKC. – 7:01 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Who should start with LBJ out? – 6:56 PM
Lakers’ LeBron James says leg ‘sore’ after scary collision, downgraded to out Tuesday vs. Spurs
cbssports.com/nba/news/laker…6:54 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
LeBron James will not play vs. San Antonio because of his sore right ankle, according to the team. – 6:53 PM
Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan
LeBron James (right ankle soreness) has been downgraded to out for tonight’s game in San Antonio.
Lakers play the second game of a back-to-back tomorrow night in Oklahoma City. – 6:50 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
Lakers say LeBron James will miss tonight’s game in San Antonio with right ankle soreness. Had a scary moment in the first half of Sunday’s win over Memphis but stayed in the game. – 6:49 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Lakers have downgraded LeBron James as out for tonight’s game in San Antonio – 6:49 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron is now OUT tonight against the Spurs. – 6:49 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
LeBron James out with right ankle soreness, per Lakers – 6:48 PM
Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Lakers star LeBron James (right ankle soreness) has been downgraded to OUT for tonight’s game against San Antonio. – 6:48 PM
Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
LeBron James is OUT for tonight’s game against the Spurs. – 6:47 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
LeBron James is out tonight, per Lakers – 6:47 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
LeBron James is officially OUT for tonight’s game against the Spurs. – 6:47 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Gregg Popovich on what LeBron James means to the younger generation: “Words wouldn’t adequately describe it. He’s an icon to so many people.” – 6:47 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron James is out tonight in San Antonio with right ankle soreness. – 6:47 PM
Andrew Bogut @RogueBoguesPod
Basketball Pod Episode 39 – Andrew and Pro discuss Enes Kanter’s recent comments about China and if LeBron James will speak out.
Listen to it here 👇
#LetsGetRogue #RogueBogues #NBA #China #EnesKanter pic.twitter.com/Y83WNgHgvR6:11 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
I’d probably be cautious with LeBron and sit him on both ends of this back-to-back. Not only does he get the rest, but you get two games of Melo playing big minutes at the 4, which is a nice chance to just spam the Russ-AD pick-and-roll with proper spacing and see how it looks. – 5:31 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
“Have you seen Space Jam 2?”
Squid Game director Hwang Dong-hyuk fired shots at LeBron for critiquing his ending 👀
➡️ https://t.co/D2b8BPLuJ9 pic.twitter.com/r8TwSlCaam5:15 PM

Alex Raskin @RaskinDailyMail
#Celtics center Enes Kanter blasts China and ‘hypocrite’ Nike over ‘SLAVE labor’ and offers to tour the country’s internment camps with brand icons LeBron James, Michael Jordan, and co-founder Phil Knight mol.im/a/10133427 via @MailOnline4:19 PM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
#Lakers must learn from past mistakes to avoid devastating fate with LeBron James that could derail their #NBA title hopes.
#LakeShow #LakerNation
sportscasting.com/lakers-learn-p…2:25 PM
Enes Kanter @EnesKanter
To the owner of @Nike, Phil Knight
How about I book plane tickets for us
and let’s fly to China together.
We can try to visit these SLAVE labor
camps and you can see it with your
own eyes.
@LeBron James
you guys are welcome to come too.
#EndUyghurForcedLabor pic.twitter.com/241bg887JO2:01 PM

Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
Carmelo Anthony is already proving he’s worth his $2.6 million salary and is exactly what LeBron James and the #Lakers need to vie for an NBA title.
#LakeShow #LakersNation #NBA75
sportscasting.com/carmelo-anthon…12:52 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
LeBron James is listed as questionable by the Lakers for tonight’s game in San Antonio.
More NBA from me … including a fresh batch of Power Rankings out soon today: https://t.co/LGN9cV7Dif pic.twitter.com/QcUbs3qQZf11:35 AM

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Official update from the Lakers on LeBron’s status tonight. Obviously, trending in the wrong direction, especially ahead of a back-to-back. My guess is he sits tonight and plays tomorrow: pic.twitter.com/PlI8WgCmxT11:32 AM

Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Lakers injury update on LeBron James says he is questionable with sore right ankle. – 11:27 AM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
The Lakers have downgraded LeBron James’ status to questionable for tonight because of his sore right ankle – 11:26 AM
David ‘Dubi’ Pick @IAmDPick
CRAZY sequence by Austin Tilghman to win the game. LeBron chasedown block, Off. Rebound + And1, Tomahawk Slam! 👑🇮🇹 pic.twitter.com/UU9i8aig8e10:18 AM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Lakers are favored by 4 tonight against the Spurs.
LeBron James – probable (right ankle soreness) – 8:08 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Lakers at Spurs, Three Things to Know for Tuesday night:
1) LeBron Probable with Sore Ankle
2) Lakers Flip Paint Points Issue
3) Austin Reaves Impressing – 12:58 AM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
KAT with the LeBron at JR Smith pleading 🤣 – 10:18 PM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Jimmy Butler tonight:
✅ 35 PTS
✅ 5 STL
✅ 15-21 FG
The last NBA player to record at least 35 points and five steals on 70% shooting from the field was LeBron James on March 30, 2011. – 10:08 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
ICYMI, Monday’s @LockedOnLakers podcast. We discussed the Lakers’ first win of the season, Westbrook and LeBron in tandem, Melo reaching #9 on the all-time scoring list and more. @LockedOnNBAPods @LockedOnNetwork
linktr.ee/LockedOnLakers10:00 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Didn’t Kuz say some version of he’d be a much better player if he didn’t have to play with LeBron and AD? – 8:55 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
The Lakers list LeBron James on injury report as probable for Spurs game tomorrow night with right ankle soreness. – 7:46 PM

More on this storyline

Mike Trudell: LeBron James goes from probable to questionable on the injury report for tonight’s game at San Antonio. We’ll get an update on his status from Frank Vogel at his pregame availability. -via Twitter @LakersReporter / October 26, 2021

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