A collision with Patrick Beverley in the first quarter of the Lakers’ 111-106 loss Wednesday night to the Clippers caused LeBron James to aggravate a nagging groin injury and could cause the Lakers star to miss some game time moving forward.

The injury that James is currently dealing with is on the right side of his groin and is far less dire than the injury he suffered to the left side of his groin last season, but it could worsen with overuse.

James told ESPN the contact with Beverley caused the groin area to “flare up.”

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James’ play clearly suffered from there. Ten of his 15 misses were on 3-pointers,  the most 3s he has ever missed in a game in his 17-year career, and he attempted just four foul shots, as his drives to the lane were limited.

Now the Lakers are encouraging LeBron to take his time with his injury. 

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