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LeBron sits out scrimmage but ankle getting better

Updated: July 24, 2008, 12:31 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

LAS VEGAS -- LeBron James guaranteed a gold medal for the Americans at the Olympics in Beijing, but he'll have to get healthy to complete the task.

James likely will miss Friday's exhibition against Canada as he recovers from a mild right ankle sprain.

James shot baskets on the sidelines but was held out of a scrimmage at Valley High School on Wednesday.

"If the gold medal game was tomorrow, he'd play," coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "But we're not ...

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