Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 at 11:53 am  |  69 responses

LeBron James Cramps Up, Leaves Game

It looked serious, but apparently it’s not. Via NBA.com: “LeBron James left the Miami Heat exhibition game against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday after grabbing at his right hamstring in obvious discomfort. The Heat said James was cramping, and his return to the game was uncertain. James came back to the Heat bench – without a limp – about 2 1/2 minutes into the fourth quarter. James reached for his right hamstring with 3:51 left in the third quarter, walking with a bit of a limp off the floor and then quickly through the tunnel toward the Miami locker room. He was followed moments later by Dwyane Wade, who is sidelined with a right hamstring strain. Wade emerged after a few minutes, smiling when he took his seat on the Heat bench.”

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  • jkli

    Obviously he would make it look serious. Man up Bron.

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

    Hey, JTaylor, not faking though right?

  • smooth

    its never serious with him he thinks every thing is a game hes lucky hes on a good team because he would never have had ring not saying that the cavs are bad its just that they need some some veterans that can show them how to win the right way. they did have z but they need more. they did have shaq but he’s a sorry excuse for leadership now. he was awsome back then but now hes like a hore going from team to team just wanting another ring to compete with kobe. any ways i hope lbj has changed his ways live to the hype.

  • http://slamonline.com Yknot

    @ smooth He has to live up to the incredible hype and expectations of PRESEASON basketball? Gimme a break! Leave establisihing your superstar status in meaningless games to rookie Allstars like Cousins!

  • Robb

    wow, the heir to Paul Pierce’s throne is here. He’s a king no doubt. All hail King LeFake.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    No one here ever cramped up playing ball before? Oh….that’s right, 99.8 percent have never picked one up, and the ones that have mainly had sh*tty high school careers and never advanced past rec league ball….where you couldn’t even start. Sorry that I forgot that.

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

    Eboy, all I am saying is he is faking, just like Kobe always fakes broken fingers and knee surgeries!

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Geez, D. Wade was right. EVERY. LITTLE. THING. about the Heat is being dissected, inspected, and hyperbolized. That 9/11 comment was still stupid as hell though.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Oh yeah…and his team won…by double figures with him missing significant time and Wade not playing at all….against a foreign team that played like they were fighting to stay out of Siberia. Amazing how the World Champs couldn’t do the same a week ago, even when the Mamba tried to come back in the game to save the game….and couldn’t. Preseason basketball….FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    James….Kobe faked trying to win a preseason game and failed at the end. That makes him a faker too.

  • EJ

    If it was Kobe, JTaylor would be all over here saying he’s making excuses.

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

    Exactly, faking injuries and faking games. These stars now a days… Eboy, I am making fun of JTaylor, and not being serious one bit. Chill homie.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    I was breaking your balls too, James….I never get to do that anymore! Glad to see you.

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

    Thanks man. I just am getting tired of seeing JTaylors comments.
    It’s nice, I have like a month off, but I am bored as f()ck lol.

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    you all hear that Delonte West banged Lebrons Mom. and apparently someelse did to and it quite possible could have been a gang bang.


    for all u HEAT and LBJ haters out there, the day of reckoning is about a week away…anyone from the east’s like mr i can’t shoot a j Howard to Boston old legs will all crumble in front of them…and for the Lakers sake, let’s just hope they make it out the west for the FACE OFF…

  • vtrobot

    not hating, but you think the heat are going to come in and take that first game? i don’t know. they seem a little fragile right now. boston is going to be FIRED UP.

  • T-Money

    This is not news. It’s funny how every single journalist on twitter b-tches and moan about Miami’s coverage (SLAM writers included) and then you run posts about a dude cramping up in a pre-season game.

  • http://Www.dimemag.com Royal

    Cramps suck I remember one time my teammates in highschool had to carry me off the court cause I got one so bad…. Yeah I’m a big baby when it comes to
    pain smh

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    You didn’t hear this from me but……..the Heat haven’t shown one offensive set yet in any of their preseason games. Not one. You think the reason Dwyane is missing so much time is because of a gimpy hamstring, that by the Heat’s staff’s own admission is not a problem today? Or perhaps it’s because they’re not going to show ANYTHING until the games really matter. Yeah, Boston better be ready for The Unforgiven’s first bloodbath.

  • The Fresh Prince of Nsam

    There we go…

  • JTaylor21

    Jamestheballer, well get your STEVIE WONDER on if you’re tired of seeing my comments. I call it how I see it, if you don’t like it oh well!

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Uhm, every media outlet has to cover Miami in some form or fashion (SLAM is no exception). It’s good business and it makes money, but it’s still overkill. Please don’t skewer me Eboy…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    I’m tired of hearing about them too. I just want to see them play meaningful games.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Word, E. I don’t care about a video of the Heat viewing a weapon’s demo on the military base where their training camp was held and having to see LeBron dance after something got blown the f**k up. That said, sigh, yes, I watched it…and that LBJ, man, he can dance to ANYTHING.




    then turn on the tube on oct 26 for the shake awaiting the Garden…lol

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    So as fas as I can tell, Mubwar is both a Rajon Rondo AND a Miami Heat fan? Hmmm…

  • http://sdklff.com Jukai

    “…and that LBJ, man, he can dance to ANYTHING.”
    Probably will be the quote of the week.


    honestly I was originally a Chris Bosh and Lebron James fan…which this summer made me a new Heat…and for Rondo, the day that J comes in place we will forget every other pg ever existed…

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    Why are they hiding offensive sets? This ain’t football Eboy…

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    @BC – and a Bulls hater

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    @Mubwar: I have a theory… If after years of playing basketball in HS, college, and now in year 5 in the NBA, if a guy doesn’t have a J by now, he probably won’t ever have one. So if he does get that J, maybe you’ll forget that every other PG exists, but I sure won’t. I’m not sure anyone else will either, but hey, to each his own.

  • The Philosopher


  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Kap…..because most teams are probably going to expect them to freelance a ton with Wade and Bron handling out around the three point line and leave Bosh standing outside of the paint for catch and shoots and or driving lanes from the baseline. That seems too easy, no? It’s my informed opinion.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    @Enigmatic: He’s just misled, that’s all…

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/blogs/farmer-jones/ Ryan Jones

    King without a ring! Or a jumpshot! But with a cramp! LOL!

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    Eboy…I honestly think running the triangle some plays would be good for the Heat also along with pick & roll and getting out on the break but I’m no coach just an opinion.


    Hey Bryan let’s kill the conversation while we still have time…i don’t wanna read a bunch of morons with no NBA knowledge to talk about Rondo sucks compare to other pg…

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    @Mubwar: I have no “NBA knowledge”? Interesting… Pot, meet kettle.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    When Lebron and Kobe show up on the Top 50 will it even be worth reading the comments?

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Screw LeBron and Kobe’s Top 50 write-ups, how come nobody is commenting on Myles’ Miami Heat Season Preview? Ceritifed dope!


    Bryan i wasn’t talkin about u…READ UP MAN

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    @Allenp…We may find out if Lebron was right or wrong about race when the Brett Favre “situation” gets resolved.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    what preview? i missed it.

  • The Philosopher

    If The King would have pulled that stunt, the world would have stopped spinning for a good 10 – 15 seconds.

  • The Philosopher

    @Ryne Nelson:
    That’s ANOTHER reason why he is The King…
    No rings.
    Allegedly no jumpshot.
    Allegedly no post game.
    How can one not have any of those skills and STILL be the best player in the world?
    Because, he is…
    You know.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    @Philospoher: You mean Ryan Jones, right?

  • The Philosopher

    Bryan Crawford:
    Yeah, Ryan Jones.
    I’m on a roll today, man.
    Spanny fools the hell out of me.
    I’m calling people by the wrong name.
    And on another thread, Magic is G.O.A.T.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    LOL @ Philosopher. One of them days, mayne…

  • Waggle

    cramps are way worse than knee surgery and severely arthritic fingers. Everybody knows that.

  • flipnoyce

    Now I’m just waiting for Bosh turn to get hurt!!! What an excuse to all the injuries that’s been happening with the Heat. I wonder what kind of excuse they’ll use if the old Celtics run through them. I can’t wait.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    The amount of hate being directed towards the Heat is slowly making me want them to annihilate the entire League.
    Seriously, at first I just wanted to see good ball. Now I want them to crush teams’ will. I want them just blowing fools out and refusing to shake hands or smile. I want pure dominance.

  • Yesse

    This doesn’t look good. First Wade goes out, then Bosh doesn’t get minutes and now this. The Heats game is not sounding like a championship team so far. It’s the preseason, though. I doubt and hope this won’t happen in the regular season.

  • rich

    ppl think he faked pulling a hamstring? come on now.. it just happened to wade i doubt he thinks thats funny hes gone 7 years without as much as a tummy ache so i think hes due for something to go wrong

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    @allen that’s exactly what i said after i listened to bill simmons reaction to “the decision.” – this season is going to be like torture, its like looking at a family member butcher a song infront of a national audience. Hometown fans won’t be able to look away, even when the names on their backs have towels over their heads and frowns on their faces. that’s just the most extreme version ofcourse

  • flipnoyce

    Like what I’ve been saying since the beginning when they acquire all three superstars how long can they stay healthy together. There’s not a doubt in my mind about their skills, but health is really the biggest issue with this team.

  • http://www.nba.com Gman

    Cramping up sucks!

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    “He was followed moments later by Dwyane Wade, who is sidelined with a right hamstring strain. Wade emerged after a few minutes, smiling when he took his seat on the Heat bench”

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    Cramping can come and go easily. I’ve had them plenty of times in pick-up games. Nothing to see here…

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    The thing is, he stated he could play a regular season game if he had to, with his little book bag on, but since it is preseason he decided to leave, why not. Also I have stated that Lebron will become injury prone, to me after a while just like his counterpart Wade, but at least they won the game. The Lebron coverage is overboard, but when you go on TV to announce your decision to play basketball and your counterpart teammates just do something simple live, what do people expect. I am starting to feel like Lebron and his team, thinks any coverage is good coverage. BOOK IT!!

  • JTaylor21

    @The seed, COME ON MAN! When has Bron ever shown to be injury prone? For someone that attacks the rim with reckless abandon like he does he should injured more but that’s NOT the case. He’s built like an Bradley tank and won’t befall to injuries like other slashers. If he didn’t get hurt that much when he was the ONLY option what makes you think that he will get hurt now he he doesn’t have to worry about scoring that much and focus on other aspects of the game. Get real bra bra and stop living in la la land.

  • mAMba

    hahaha Anton @4:30

  • hammer

    On a sidenote. Didn’t know trajan langdon was still playin ball w/moskow. He’s on my list of top 5 players from duke that I used 2 hate

  • http://www.twitter.com/jtrain73 Jono

    cosign @JTaylor21! LeBron is iron-mna, they better check if its a skinny dude with glasses inside that body. He hardly gets injured as a guy who slams his body into post players every day for 7-8 years (was it 7 or 8?) with the Cavs. Now he’s gonna wreck the open court, share the slashing with Wade and oh…might dump it off the Bosh inside or a lurking Millier outside. He’ll play 73 games this season and sit the last 9 out, when they’re 73-0 by then. Plus with Kobe’s finger acting up, my Nuggets’ main man Melo bein a b*tch and Celtics old enough to collect pension, it’s gonna be one exciting yet boring NBA season.

  • lazaruz

    hes probably been training pre hand before the game, its pre season. why would he over do it? i dont see how this is news.

  • http://slamonline.com Saviour

    Reading Eboy’s comments here certainly made my morning more entertaining….what a douche. Lebron has managed to fake his way through his King-like career, not winning anything worth winning and then acting like a little bitch when he ONCE AGAIN bounces out of the playoffs…disappointing. And you think the Heat aren’t running plays because they are ‘holding back til season’…don’t hold your breath.

  • brittany smith

    dwayne wade and lebron james wants to be in tha game together not sperate becuz they cant dominate together but i think lebron james was really hurt i know their coach have been working them hard becuz he wants to take it all the way this year but at least check in on ma husband dwayne wade n c if he okay lolz
    Dwayne Wade #3 all day baby
    we miss ya come on back to the game

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