LeBron James made his NBA return for the Los Angeles Lakers after 17 games as they beat rivals Los Angeles Clippers 123-120 in an encounter played on Friday, January 2.
Since LeBron sustained a groin injury in the NBA Xmas encounter against the Golden State Warriors, the Lakers have slipped off the play-off spot in the western conference winning six and losing 11 games.

He made his return to the team and contributed 24 points and 14 rebounds as the Lakers returned to winning ways.