|LeBron James: Won't need surgery|
James (ankle) will not require offseason surgery on his left ankle, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports.
The Scoop: For the second straight season, James ended the year dealing with an ankle injury. This time around, he missed eight of the Lakers' final 10 games, though he noted Monday that returning to play against the Pelicans on April 1 may have worsened the sprain. The good news for James is an MRI confirmed that he will not need surgery, but the four-time MVP will need to stay off the ankle for four-to-six weeks before resuming his regular offseason training. One of the NBA's great ironmen for most of his career, James has now missed significant time due to injury in three of his four seasons with the Lakers.
Apr 11 6:10 ET