The boss is back. Fifteen days after his last game and a victorious double-confrontation against Houston, LeBron James has apparently recovered from his abdominal pain and could, according to Adrian Wojnarowski, make his comeback against the Celtics on Friday.
It will take that to put the disoriented Lakers in working order. 4-2 with LeBron, 3-4 without him, the results are certainly not catastrophic but the substance worries more than the form, because for the last two weeks each game of the 2020 NBA champions has been another opportunity to hit each other. We are talking about a team potentially articulated in the absence of Bron around two leaders, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook, not just any loustics, but we are especially talking about a team without a solution in attack if not his talent but only by sequences, a porous team in defense, and especially a team that seems in galleys of solutions to play basketball. Despite everything the good news is back and after the reactivation in recent days of Talen Horton-Tucker (17 pawns for his first and 28 yesterday in the blowout against the Bulls) it is therefore the boss who will probably make his reappearance on Friday. . LeBron and his 25/5/7 average, LeBron and his solutions to any problem, LeBron what, and an aura that, perhaps, will allow the Lakers to (re) transform themselves into a basketball team rather than ‘as a show troupe as in recent weeks.
Seven missed games, an eternity for some Lakers fans, at least those who have identified the real current problem and who are not hiding behind a heat stroke from Melo or Malik Monk, and the need, very quickly, to get back to work forward for the band at Vogel, who will face the Bucks tomorrow night, the Celtics Friday or the Knicks next Wednesday, so many opportunities to bang the fist on the table on the eve of the second month of regular. A Russell Westbrook unloaded with a few balls in the lead, an Anthony Davis more found and overall an intimidating presence and a respected captain, this is what the return of the King should therefore be used from Friday. And if it’s still not going after that …
See you on Friday, logically, for the return of Los Angeles’ most famous bald guy since Alex Caruso left. A little tidy up in the house won’t hurt, because this house is still a hell of a mess.