Darvin Ham's Shocking Reaction to LeBron James Skipping Preseason Game

LeBron James won't play in the Lakers' first preseason game against the Warriors on October 7, 2023

Coach Darvin Ham made a playful joke about not coaching, creating a light-hearted moment

LeBron is entering his 21st NBA season and is the oldest active player at 38

Resting LeBron during the preseason is a smart move to preserve him for the regular season

LeBron plans to play about half of the Lakers' six preseason games, finding a balance between rest and preparation

The Lakers' coaching staff and players maintain a positive attitude about preseason plans

LeBron prioritizes his health and readiness for the regular season

Managing an aging superstar's workload like LeBron's is crucial for his performance