Without injured LeBron James, can the LA Lakers make the playoffs?

    LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball as Luka Dončić of the Dallas Mavericks defends.

    (CNN)The Los Angeles Lakers' rollercoaster season shows no sign of slowing down.

    During the Lakers' 27-point comeback victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, TV cameras caught LeBron James saying he heard his foot "pop" when landing from a layup. The 38-year-old was seen walking gingerly after the game despite being able to finish the win.
    Just as the Lakers seem to be building some momentum with a three-game winning streak, with their stars shining and the new additions playing their part, James looks set to be in for a spell on the sidelines.
      Multiple reports say the 19-time All-Star could miss several weeks, but is awaiting further tests to determine the full extent of the injury.
        James posted a photo of his injured foot to his Instagram story on Monday, after it was announced he would miss the match against the Memphis Grizzlies, along with the caption: "Fkn sucks!!!!"
        Just another day in 'Laker Land' -- and it couldn't have come at a worse time.
        With 21 games remaining and sitting two spots outside of a spot in the postseason's play-in tournament -- and six spots away from automatic qualification to the playoffs -- the Lakers remain in danger of missing the playoffs for the second successive season. Or will we see those famous yellow and purple uniforms in the NBA's business end of the season?
          Dennis Schröder of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots over Jonas Valančiūnas of the New Orleans Pelicans.