LeBron James gets tattoo of ‘the big 3’ with Lakers return near
April 30, 2021 | 5:00pm |
LeBron James made time for a tattoo appointment as Lakers fans anticipate his long-awaited return from a high right ankle sprain.
James took to his Instagram Stories earlier this week to share a sneak peak at his new horror-film-inspired ink, which appears to sit on the top of his right thigh. The black and white tattoo features well-known fictional movie characters, Freddy Kruger, Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees, which James called “the big 3” on Instagram.
A Los Angeles-based tattoo artist, who goes by the name “Ganga” on Instagram, shared a closeup photo of James’ partially-done tattoo. In a second snap, captured inside what appears to be James’ home gym, the four-time NBA champion is seen sitting down while “Ganga” is at work.
While showing off his latest tattoo, James noted on Instagram that he has more needle sessions to come with “Ganga” — founder and CEO of Ganga Tattoo Studio. https://www.instagram.com/p/CORfUw6FYAO/embed/captioned/?cr=1&v=13&wp=616&rd=https%3A%2F%2Fnypost.com&rp=%2F2021%2F04%2F30%2Flebron-james-reveals-new-tattoo-in-instagram-photos%2F#%7B%22ci%22%3A0%2C%22os%22%3A2284.0000000000005%7DThis is the most down-time James has had in his 18 seasons while sidelined with a high right ankle sprain he sustained in a loss to the Hawks in late March.
Though, he could return to the hardwood on Friday, when the Lakers take on the Kings.
James plans on testing his ankle ahead of the matchup and will make a game-time decision, according to ESPN.com.
LeBron James is nearing a return to the Lakers lineup
The Lakers star had been listed as “out” for Friday’s game, but is expected to be upgraded to “questionable.” If he does not return on Friday, James will likely be back in the lineup on Sunday against the Raptors.
The Lakers are just one game ahead of the sixth-seeded Mavericks in the Western Conference, with 10 games left in the regular season.
The reigning champs are hoping to avoid the play-in tournament, which will see the Nos. 7-10 seeds in each conference battle it out for a playoff spot