As he screamed in pain, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James no longer appeared indestructible.
Nearly three weeks ago, Atlanta Hawks guard Solomon Hill dove for a loose ball and struck James’ right ankle. Moments after staying on the floor and making a 3-pointer, James left the floor, limped toward the locker room and winced with every step. The Lakers diagnosed James with a high ankle sprain, and he has not played since.
Does this mean that Father Time has finally delivered a knockout punch to the 36-year-old James during his 18th NBA season? Some pundits suggested so immediately following James’ injury.
On Thursday, however, James posted a cryptic Instagram message with various weather metaphors possibly related to his eventual return, “the weatherman says the weather is changing soon and it predicts a thunderstorm.” (USAToday)