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LeBron James Opens Up About His "Horrible" Injury

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 05: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during a timeout in the first half of the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on April 05, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)

Things just continue to go wrong for LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers this year.

Not only did the Lakers blow a 23-point first half lead in their loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, but early in the second quarter, the King rolled his ankle jostling for rebound position. Which he describes as "horrible."

"I was going in for an offensive rebound and me and Jaxson [Hayes] basically stepped at the same time," LeBron explained. "He got his foot on the ground before I could get my foot back on the hardwood and I stepped on his foot and rolled my ankle.

"I mean - I have no idea how I finished the game," James said about his ankle. "After watching that replay, it's pretty nasty ... It's horrible right now."

LeBron ended up gutting it out and playing 42 minutes. Finishing with 39 points, nine boards and five assists. However, despite his impressive stat line, the Lakers still fell short; losing by eight after leading 60-40 at one point.

LA is now 5-15 over its last 20 games, falling to 31-43 in the process. The Lake Show is currently 10th in the west, and on the outside looking in of the play-in game.

Los Angeles is still in mix - somehow. But, it's not looking great for a team just two years removed from an NBA championship.