Lakers F LeBron James back 'in all likelihood' Friday vs. Spurs, says coach Darvin Ham

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) warms up before the start of the NBA All-Star basketball game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

LeBron James will "in all likelihood" play against the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Darvin Ham said.

Following Los Angeles' 128-110 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, Ham was asked about James' status for the Lakers' second game after the All-Star break.

"We'll get an official word [Friday] morning and see, but in all likelihood, he should be out there tomorrow," Ham said after the game via ESPN.

The 39-year-old forward hasn't played in a regular-season game since Feb. 13, when Los Angeles faced the Detroit Pistons. James did play in the All-Star Game but sat out Thursday for additional rest after reportedly getting treatment on his left ankle during the nine-day break.

San Antonio travels to the Lakers after losing to the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night. Los Angeles (30-27) currently owns the ninth-best record in the Western Conference, while the Spurs are bringing up the rear at 11-45.