LeBron James and his Lakers are about to sink and the worst thing is that now he is sailing in unknown waters and he does not know if he will be able to count on his second to rescue him.
In his 18 seasons in the NBA, King James has reached the playoffs 15 times where he has never been eliminated in the opening round, but there is always a first time and it can be in this same postseason.
Currently, in their series against the Suns, the Lakers are down 3-2 before Game 6 on Thursday in Los Angeles with the question of whether or not Anthony Davis plays, who has a stretch in the groin.
Davis is undoubtedly the key piece and if the injury prevents him from playing, the Lakers’ chances are reduced and LeBron is in serious danger of saying goodbye very early.
LeBron James and his Lakers are sailing in New Waters
James maintains a personal duel with Jae Crowder, who already saw him in the last NBA Finals with the Heat uniform, but this is about teams and not about personal confrontations.
If Davis plays he will not be one hundred percent and he will do it with the fear of aggravating an injury that is not healed. In addition, the Lakers could have another drop in the starting five after it became known that Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is with a swollen knee.
LeBron hopes to put on his fifth ring and get just one of the great Michael Jordan, but suddenly everything has become complicated.
Also on the brink of elimination are the Trail Blazers, who also play it this Thursday against the Nuggets who have 3-2 the series in their favor, after winning Game 5 in overtime. Here anything can happen.
And the others on the ropes are the Clippers behind the Mavericks 3-2. On Friday the series can be decided in Dallas or force a Game 7 in LA. At the moment Luka Doncic is eating Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
The only team that has advanced in the West has been the Jazz, who accounted for the Grizzlies 4-1 and now await the winner of the Blazers-Nuggets series. The winners of the other two series face each other.