Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James is out Thursday against the Philadelphia 76ers with left knee soreness.
Head coach Frank Vogel said prior to the game that James woke up with discomfort and would be considered day-to-day.
It is the latest issue for the 19-year veteran, who has missed time with ankle and abdominal issues this season, as well as a one-game absence while in COVID-19 protocol after a false positive test and a one-game suspension in November.
James, 37, had been back on track with an average of 30.5 points per game, with 8.8 rebounds and 6.1 assists while playing in the team's last 25 consecutive games.
The 17-time All-Star has played in 1,346 games in his career and is one away from moving past former Lakers great Kobe Bryant on the all-time games played list and into sole possession of 14th place.
The Lakers earned a 106-96 victory at Brooklyn on Tuesday as they look for some continuity after they welcomed back star forward Anthony Davis from a 17-game absence because of a knee injury. The Lakers had lost five of their previous seven games before defeating Brooklyn.
James has averaged 29.1 points in 36 games this season with 7.7 rebounds and 6.3 assists.
--Field Level Media