LeBron James said he’ll be “ready to go” for the Los Angeles Lakers’ game against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday despite rolling his left ankle in the season opener.
“I’ll be ready to go tomorrow on Christmas Day,” James told reporters Thursday. “I’ve never missed a Christmas Day game, and I don’t plan on missing one tomorrow.”
James sat out the final eight minutes of the Lakers’ 116-109 opening night loss to the LA Clippers after rolling his ankle but indicated after the game he would be planning to play against Dallas.