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Lakers’ LeBron James has begun on-court activity as he recovers from a foot injury


LeBron James’ recovery from a foot injury has continued to progress, latest update says on-court activity has begun.

The Lakers star and the league’s all-time leading scorer hasn’t played since Feb. 26 when he injured his right foot in the second half of the Lakers’ eventual win over Dallas. James hit the ground and said he heard “a pop” but was able to finish the game.

Since then, James spent a lot of time in a protective boot on his foot before recently pitching for the first time since the injury.

The team said Thursday that James has begun “a gradual progression of basketball movement” but that there is no timetable for a return.

Earlier this week, coach Darvin Ham said the Lakers “anticipate him coming back at some point.”

Hope remains that James can return before the end of the regular season, with the Lakers’ last three regular season games in Los Angeles.

Coming off their win against Phoenix on Wednesday night, the Lakers are tied for ninth in the West and 1½ games behind the sixth-place Warriors.

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