While he is still averaging a customary 27.1 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 8.0 assists a game this year, James just suffered the worst injury of his career, missing over a month with a groin issue.
Ball has missed the last 18 games with what was originally diagnosed as a Grade 3 ankle sprain, but upon further evaluation, it was discovered that Ball also had a bone bruise in his left ankle. Now, Lonzo Ball has become the latest Los Angeles Laker to have his season come to an end because of injury.
Walton said he has not spoken to Ball about sitting out the remainder of the regular season, but the coach is contemplating not having the former No. 2 pick out of UCLA back in the lineup.
It looked at one point like the Warriors again would have to overcome a LeBron-led squad in pursuit of a title, but Golden State only will play Los Angeles once more on April 4.
"They have to rebuild this roster right?" said Van Gundy.
India, US seek ‘irreversible’, ‘credible’ actions from Pakistan on terror
The Kartarpur corridor was a good initiative last November by Pakistan, but the Pulawama attack spoiled the goodwill. Last weekend two peace rallies were hosted in Manchester, a region home to Britain's largest Kashmiri community.
Prominent athletes such as Chris Bosh and Serena Williams have been affected by blood clots in recent years. Ingram's DVT puts a halt to his season and any efforts to trade him for a star, which hamstrings the Lakers' ability to make moves this summer.
Bosh held out hope to be cleared to return to the court, but it wasn't worth the risk due to the severity of blood clots and how they can reappear at any time.
Luke Walton announces that Brandon Ingram is out for the rest of the season, but doesn't want to answer any questions about the topic. They trail San Antonio by 6 1/2 games for the final playoff spot, meaning James likely will miss the postseason for the first time since 2005.
Ball has been struggling with injuries since the beginning of his National Basketball Association career, as he previously suffered a knee injury during the offseason previous year.