Lakers’ LeBron James will miss tonight’s game vs. 76ers because of left knee soreness

LeBron James dribbles the ball during the second half of a game against the Washington Wizards.
LeBron James will miss the Lakers’ game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night because of left knee soreness.
(Luis M. Alvarez / Associated Press)

The Lakers will be without LeBron James on Wednesday night in Los Angeles for their game with the Philadelphia 76ers.

The team announced Wednesday afternoon that James would miss the game because of left knee soreness. He was listed as questionable.

James has dealt with the knee issue for the last few months, becoming a fixture on the team’s injury report. The Lakers have taken the approach of waiting until the morning of games, particularly after flights, to see how James’ knee has responded.

James is averaging 30 points per game and passed Karl Malone for No. 2 on the NBA’s all-time scoring list Saturday. He led the Lakers to a win in Cleveland on Monday with a triple-double, including 38 points.

LeBron James finished with 38 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds in the Lakers’ 131-120 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night.

March 21, 2022


It’s the latest blow to the Lakers as they seek continuity. The team had won two of their last three games ahead of Wednesday’s test with the 76ers, playing their best basketball since the All-Star break.