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Something ‘extraordinary’ needs to happen for LeBron James to return to Lakers tomorrow vs. Sixers

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The Los Angeles Lakers are not expecting LeBron James to return against the Philadelphia 76ers, with the team even emphasizing that “something extraordinary” needs to happen for that to change.

LeBron James has been out since picking up a groin injury on Christmas against the Golden State Warriors. However, it seems the 34-year-old superstar is not yet fully ready to step on the court once again.

The Akron, Ohio native has made significant progress in his recovery. In fact, just a few days ago, he participated in full defensive drills for the first time since sustaining the injury. He was also seen recently shooting from way downtown, raising hopes that he would return soon.

According to a previous report, the Lakers are hoping to have LeBron back in time for their designated away game against the LA Clippers at Staples Center.

Still, every game that LeBron misses is big for the Lakers. He has already been sidelined for 16 games, and the Purple and Gold are 6-10 over that span. It doesn’t help the team that they struggled with injuries since then, with Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma suffering from different injuries.

LeBron James is averaging 27.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.1 assists per game this season. If he misses the game against the Sixers, it will mark the 17th straight game that he’ll be out.