LeBron James appeared to be ready to relax before the Lakers faced the Clippers on Friday.
The Lakers star arrived at Staples Center with a glass of wine. He was caught on camera in the underground parking lot at the arena in a black sports coat with a white hoodie underneath while carrying a tumbler of red wine in his left hand, according to NBC Los Angeles.
LeBron rolled up to tonight’s game with a glass of wine in hand. 🍷 pic.twitter.com/h0lpD3DFp7
— NBA TV (@NBATV) December 29, 2018
LeBron showed up to the game with a glass of wine 😂🍷 pic.twitter.com/MA9mY3GXUz
— ESPN (@espn) December 29, 2018
James couldn’t play in the game, though, as he recovers from a groin injury that has kept him on the sideline for the Lakers’ past two games. He suffered the injury during Tuesday’s Christmas Day victory over the Warriors. He is considered “day-to-day,” though an MRI revealed there isn’t any structural damage.
He sat alongside teammate Rajon Rondo, who is expected to miss a month after having finger surgery, on the bench as the Lakers fell 118-107 to the Clippers in the teams’ first regular-season encounter.
— Michael J. Duarte (@michaeljduarte) December 29, 2018
James, 33, had played 156 consecutive games, including the postseason, before suffering his groin injury. He is averaging 27.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.1 assists through 34 games this season.