LeBron James
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The Los Angeles Lakers now have both of their superstars sidelined after LeBron James has been ruled out indefinitely due to an ankle injury. His teammate Montrezl Harrell does not think that the play that led LeBron’s injury was a ‘basketball-type of play.’

“We really didn’t feel like it was one of those basketball-type of plays,” he said postgame. “It’s neither, here nor there but it was definitely a tough situation.” Harrell was then asked to clarify what he mean by this quote.

“It’s just an instance right there, man,” Harrell explained. “I don’t know if we could really just let that be like one of those things where he could dive for a loose ball. I mean I really don’t feel like it was on a loose ball play. I mean he had to go through his leg to get the ball, man. He was turned sideways, the ball was behind them, you’re jumping at an angle across this way.

“I mean I don’t know how you feel that’s just a loose ball. Man, like I said, it’s neither here, nor there. I don’t think it’s one of those plays that he [Solomon Hill] tried to do it. But at the end of the day it’s still one of those things I feel like you have to look at. Because it was a crucial point in the game.

He still hit a big-time three in the corner on the next play. But at the end of the day, man, those things you gotta look at, man. I feel like we’re quick to go look at it when a guy is shooting a three so why can’t we look at that instance right there.”