LeBron James
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball during the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on February 10, 2021 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images)

As the Lakers confirmed, LeBron James will be available for the game against the Sacramento Kings on Friday.

James returns to the lineup of the Lakers after missing 40 days with a high right ankle sprain.

During his absence, the Lakers have struggled and have dropped to fifth in the West, at 36-26.