It seems like Father Time is finally catching up with LeBron James, as the Los Angeles Lakers superstar is struggling with injuries. During the first two weeks of the 2021/22 season, Bron has been dealing with stuff that has taken him off the court.
Right now, he's sidelined due to an abdominal strain, set to miss at least a week. The 4x NBA player is watching his team from the shadows, unable to help them during the bad stretch they're having at this moment.
Meanwhile, Skip Bayless tried to explain what is going on with LeBron's body right now, comparing him to Kobe Bryant during the late stages of his career. LeBron's durability is one of his biggest attributes, but the past two seasons injuries have been more present, bothering the player.
During Friday's edition of FS1's Undisputed, Bayless talked about LeBron's current situation, remembering that Kobe Bryant's slowdown came this way, with the player getting injured constantly, which affected his game.
"For so many years, I said LeBron is Iron Man and as close to indestructible as a human can get. But it feels like LeBron is starting to go Kobe with injuries. He is becoming injury-prone."
Bron will turn 37 next month, and he's still to put up a good show for the Lakers. He remains one of the best players in the league and nobody can deny that. However, it seems like his body realized he's not in his 20s anymore and it's showing the signs.
James can still play great and do the things he did, but now he'll need to be extra careful to prevent getting injured. Not even The King, one of the greatest players to ever do it, can defeat Father Time. Sooner or later, he will catch up with all of us.
Still, Bron seems to be in better shape than Kobe, so he should be good for a couple of seasons before his level really decreases.