Lebron Injury Good or Bad?

Saeed Amer, Staff Writer

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With the very sad loss of Lebron James with a groin injury from christmas day, the lakers seem to be losing far more games compared to when he was healthy. Although many see this as something to be sad about, and quite infuriating, but in reality this is a blessing in disguise. With Lebron missing the lakers young core, Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and Kyle Kuzma have been performing better than ever. In the last 10 games lonzo is averaging 11.8 points, 6.7 assists, and 5.9 rebounds, which is far better than when Lebron is on the court. Brandon Ingram is averaging 18.7, 3.4 and 6.6, which is a career high in all three stats. The final player Kyle Kuzma, the most surprising of them all, is averaging 21.6, 3.0, and 6.4, which is again a career high in all three stats. If the stats don’t convince you enough, you have to watch the games and see the improvement yourself. Luke Walton, head coach of the Lakers, and Lebron James have stated that they are already ahead of plan, and might be speeding it up. This means that rather than waiting for next season to do some big moves, they might do some bigger moves and trade for a superstar alongside Lebron James, and the three young piece. Sadly the lakers have just fallen out of the 8th seed, which may have to do with them having one of the toughest schedules, but as soon as Lebron returns they will quickly spike and rise to at least the 6th seed.