The Lakers took the Rockets to overtime on Saturday night and did so without LeBron James and Lonzo Ball.  LeBron has been out of the lineup since Christmas Day with a groin injury.  

Ball left the game in the third quarter after rolling his ankle.  Although if you had only his response to the injury to go on you might believe he was injured in combat.

After rolling his ankle, Ball remained on the floor without an attempt to get back to his feet.  He was then carried to the locker room by his teammates without putting pressure on either foot.

All this for a sprained ankle?  What happened to tightening your shoelaces and getting back in the game?

LeBron will be happy to know that if he’s not in the lineup Lonzo can bring plenty of drama and overreaction in his absence.