Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 at 10:00 am  |  20 responses

Jaw Surgery for LeBron

Looks like David will just have to wait a while for that phone call to take place: “James underwent a procedure Tuesday at the Cleveland Clinic to remove a benign growth along his right jaw line. The five-hour surgery was performed by Dr. Frank Papay to remove the tissue from the parotid gland, which produces saliva. In a statement, the Cavaliers said the doctors were ‘pleased with the outcome of the procedure, and at this time, are confident that no further treatment will be needed as LeBron is expected to make a full and complete recovery.’ Operations in that region often take such time because the parotid is located in a delicate area of the head that is surrounded by many nerves and blood vessels.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    first … I seen that in some of his interviews and guessed he was just taking to much steroids and he was growing a ridiculous ammount of muscle in his jaw!!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I had the same thing done about 4 years ago. It’s not a huge deal, but in the wrong surgeons hands, you can lose muscle function in your mouth that doesn’t allow you to smile, frown, etc.

  • http://Nicekicks.com MeloMan22

    I’ve been noticin it for a while now. it lookes kinda gross. i think Dwade might have the same thing goin on

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sesa-Opas/738856357 Sesa

    If Kanye can rap thru the wire, I suggest LeBron doin’ the same for the sake of his ‘global-icon’ image.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I haven’t noticed his. Mine was about the size of a pea.

  • German Reignman

    Eboy, don’t forget:
    Everything is larger than life with LeBron, even benign growth (man, SLAMOnline, where learning about medical procedures happens)

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    since he’s being critisized so much the last couple of days, now he truly has a reason to turn the other cheek!

  • http://slamonline.com/ Tzvi Twersky

    Get well soon, big fella.

  • wilz

    he’s gotta stop clenching his jaw every time he misses a jumper

  • Kas

    who the hell cares?!??
    and its funny how he is expected “to make a full and complete recovery” from minor mouth surgery. even if it goes wrong, it has nothing to do with basketball. I love how everybody realized how much of a di(k lebron is the last few days! ahh, feels great never to have been on that bandwagon now!

  • Cizzo

    His face got too many muscles!!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    It’s a result of his immense incredulity every time the ref calls anything on him anywhere at any time. The facial expresion cause the growth.

  • http://june7thdonald@netzero.com donlaker

    blame it on the hy tech. mouthpiece, and him grinding his teeth evrytime he had to pass to a whack teammate(zylwhackus, has ben wallace, pretty wally, joe(no) smith, brazil afro dude,
    booopi gibson, and delonte….. hope the summer vacation makes you feel better,,sell some sprite or vitamin water, or nike shoes, that money will make up for that lame championship ring that kobe and superman have a chance at……..

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    This is what happens when you stick your foot in your mouth.

  • Homie

    I keep coming back to Arnolds’ “It’s not a tumour!” line in Kindergarten Cop. Funnier if you do it in your best Arnie accent.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    im a winner


    That was a side effect from the steroids HA!!!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, John Stockton and Patrick Ewing are all winners too…

  • Bostwik

    I have something like that in my jaw. i need to get it checked out.

  • http://myspace.com/kayojay8 kayjay

    This is what happens when you bite on ur dirty finger nails, other people germs/sweat gettin n ya mouth