Lakers Playoff Hopes Change Drastically After Latest LeBron James Update

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It’s been a while since we’ve last seen LeBron James on the court. However, the Los Angeles Lakers have remained competitive without him.

With the playoffs right around the corner, getting healthy and returning to the lineup will be crucial for James and LA.

Well, from the sounds of it, LeBron could be returning sooner, rather than later.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers have upgraded James from being ruled doubtful to questionable. On top of that, Los Angeles is having him participate in the pregame to “see if he can make his return today.”

This is the exact news Lakers fans were hoping to see. With the team currently in eighth place in the Western Conference, LA is in line to make the play-in tournament.

Even if LeBron James doesn’t play on Sunday, this is still great for Los Angeles. At the very least, James should be returning to the lineup soon. Just in time for the final playoff push.

The Lakers will monitor LeBron closely. But it sounds like he’s in line to play, per ESPN.

Lakers fans are clearly over the moon with this news.

These two words best describe what LA fans are feeling right now.

With James returning to the court, LA might just have a chance after all. The Lakers take on the Chicago Bulls on Sunday at 3:30 P.M.