LeBron James will miss a game for the first time this season when the Los Angeles Lakers play a street game against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday in their final game before the NBA All-Star break, the Lakers said

According to a team spokesman, James did not accompany the team after a home defeat to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night after a home defeat of 114 to 104 to the Phoenix Suns

He will continue to check in in Atlanta this weekend to attend his 17th birthday Entering All-Star Game in a row, a source told ESPN, confirming a report from The Athletic

When James entered the Suns game, he was classified as likely with a left ankle sprain, an injury he sustained earlier in the season.He will be treated while in LA, according to the team

James, 36, had played in all 36 games for the defending champions this season averaging 258 points, 80 rebounds and 78 assists in leading LA to a 24-12 record – third best in the Western Conference

LEIN is understaffed for the second night of their clash in Sacramento, with Anthony Davis (right leg), Marc Gasol (health and safety protocols) and Alex Caruso (neck cramps) also being banned from Kyle Kuzma (injured right heel) was a playful decision to play but Damian Jones, Dennis Schroder, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Markieff Morris take part in the starting grid

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