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Lakers’ LeBron James admits worst fears after leg injury scare vs. Grizzlies

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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James opens up about his injury scare on Sunday night against the Memphis Grizzlies reminiscent of last season’s. According to the 36-year-old, a brutal flashback from last season’s awful ankle injury hit him right away as he clenched his right leg in the second quarter of the homestand against Memphis.

It was a scary sight for the entire Laker Nation as their leader spent a few moments grimacing on the floor. Fortunately, James didn’t need to be helped out and even stayed on the floor to finish the opening half. That being said, it was a bit nerve-racking even for ‘The King’ himself.

“The first thing I was thinking to myself was ‘not again’. Obviously, because it was almost kind of similar but not the same kind of play. A guy falling into my leg and there’s nothing you can do about it and I couldn’t get my leg out in time,” James said (via Mark Medina of NBA.com). “It’s a little sore right now and obviously, it’s going to be a little sore tomorrow when I wake up. Hopefully, I’ll be ready to go on Tuesday,”

Thankfully, James was able to finish the game and help the Lakers snatch their first win of the season despite an explosive performance from the Grizzlies Ja Morant. The four-time MVP logged in 40 minutes for the Lake Show and tallied 19 points, six boards, and six dimes despite the injury scare.

James has a full day to rest and ice his leg before they get back on the road for a Tuesday night game against the San Antonio Spurs in Texas.