Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at 9:50 am  |  61 responses

LeBron James Says He’s ‘Too Tough’ to Get a Concussion

Last night’s game against the Phoenix Suns was a rough one for LeBron James, as he hurt the same right elbow that’s caused him problems in the past. When asked about a possible concussion after colliding with Grant Hill, James claimed that he’s too tough for such things. From Fox Sports: “It looked scary. LeBron James plowed headfirst into Grant Hill in the final minute and was down on the court for about two minutes. But James’ Miami teammate, Dexter Pittman, knows how tough James is. He said he wasn’t too concerned. ‘Not really,’ the center said after the Heat’s 99-95 win Tuesday night over Phoenix at AmericanAirlines Arena. ‘I know the guy is like the Terminator, he bounces back up. He’s like this creepy, scary guy, Mike Myers, in a movie whenever he gets knocked around. I knew he was going to get up.’ OK, so is James more like the Terminator or Myers from the Halloween movies? ‘I would say Micheal Myers,’ Pittman said. ‘You can’t kill him.’ James doesn’t necessarily disagree. The final question during his postgame news conference was if he ever has had a concussion. ‘No,’ James said. ‘I’m too tough for that.’ Then he walked away, acting as if nothing had happened.”

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  • marchalmadness

    let the Lebron hate continue….

  • riggs

    well it is a stupid thing to say…

  • Omar

    How come toughness and Lebron are never used complimentarily in the same sentence?

  • http://juan.garcia@computershare.com NBA Head

    Stupidity is exposed by the words that come out of ones mouth.

  • Matt

    He was probably concus when he said no and walked away.

  • http://slamonline.com Nella

    He might wanna get that checked out…sounds like a concussion

  • lisa

    I don’t think he cares if people hate anymore. I just wish he wouldn’t say stupid ish like this. THE KING IS TOO TOUGH FOR A CONCUSSION!!! LOL…. Anyways, He is a warrior though.

  • Bt

    Firstly he hardly bounced back up Dexter and secondly that should of been a foul on lebron, hill was set and he ran right into him. He might be physically tough but his mental toughness is lacking

  • Datu

    But he’s not tough enough mentally to take the last shot

  • Jay cutler

    Let’s be honest. If Kobe Bryant were to have hit his head and shrugged it off (remember when that vicious plastic chair assaulted and left him dazed in the playoffs?) dudes on here would be alurping and commending him for his warrior toughness and greatness.

    There’s being brave and then there’s being stupid. For Lebron I guess it can only be one.

  • RunNGun

    LeBron might want to get his head checked.

  • http://caseyvaughn.com AlbertBarr

    Um, he looked pretty shook after the game. Dude needs to get that checked out (I doubt he has a choice).

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com KHOLIDAY

    He’s a jackass (Obama Voice)

  • bike

    You have to be mentally tough to say something like that.

  • lisa

    But Kobe didn’t so… Besides he has earned it. Kobe can say stuff like that because he can. Just like if Wade said it people wouldn’t trip over it. We know Wade is “tough” … In Bron’s case it’s the exact opposite. Like I said he is a great player and he is a warrior but he just doesn’t need to say stuff like that. And no I’m not a hater, I love Bron. I would do things to him that are illegal… Sorry, I meant to say that he has a complete game and he is exciting to watch. When people say you’re soft and you haven’t proved anything… You should DO before you SAY.

  • Lan

    that’s how it should be Bron.

  • l2ising Phoenix

    That’s what she said.

  • T-Money

    i think it’s dishonest to report this without mentioning that he said it with a big smile and all the reporters laughed.

  • http://www.twitter.com_dfrance dfrance21

    ^I was thinking the same thing. He was obviously joking. SLAM has been doing a lot of misleading with its headlines and such lately.

  • dazzy

    I doubt he was serious so I won’t go on about how stupid it was. I’m pretty sure he’s well aware that there is no such thing as being too tough for a medical condition, so fall back with all the hateful comments.

  • FnF

    Gerald Wallace is out there somewhere trying to remember.

  • nbaNw8

    Hit him with a bat.

  • crooklyn

    Poor lebron didn’t look too tough for anything when he was laying there and everybody was running around him, Grant Hill included. It aint like those air punches wade throws at him during intros

  • p.bruce

    He’s also too tough to get a ring.

  • Jay Cathcart

    Sounds like he was taking a shot at Kobe, He might be to tough to get a concussion but Kobes tough enough to play with one and a broke nose….hmm Mr. King your foot must be made of choclate cause you just keep sticking it in your mouth.

  • Max

    His brain is too small to get a concussion.

  • RKJ92

    Yo, What’s with all the LeBron hate guys? Like let’s clear some things really quick as aforementioned above he was joking around with the media this wasn’t at all him saying stupid ish’ He’s just being a playful fun guy when talking to the media. Yes he took a bad hit and yes he was shook, but dude got back up finished the game and won, let’s be real here Bron’s deff not soft..

  • Niio

    He was just saying it to be funny I don’t know why people are over reacting to it? I thought it was funny

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Slam’s trying to keep up with TMZ these days. Nothing to see here. Bron is one of the toughest dudes in the L, but he needs to be careful. He’s going to look like a b*tch if he get a concussion one of these days. Concussions aren’t about toughness. It’s about getting hit in the wrong spot at the wrong time.

  • choke slam

    LeBron James Says He’s ‘Too Tough’ to Get a Concussion – not in the 4th quarter and finals

  • cru_thik305

    i love how all these idiots can tell the difference between joking and being serious. as soon as they saw lebrons name they just let it out smh

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  • Fletch213

    @Jaycutler you deserve a standing ovation sir. How quickly all the toughness and heart comments go out the window because of the player. The hate for James really needs to stop now.

  • Fletch213

    @FnF LOOOOOOOOL you have been making hits for awhile now keep it up

  • tomtom

    He’s just messin around guys, as i always say, i’m NO lebron fan, but just leave it alone jeez.

  • Rainman

    Physically? u are in all likelyhood right. Mentally? ur pudding.

  • Riggs

    @Fletch213: youre commending a dude named Jay cutler for a comment on toughness…

  • Jer Boi

    This is the same dude that sat out a week because of a bruised pinky toe:…

  • Tomas

    just ask his pinky how tough he is

  • TJ

    James injured running into oldest player in the league. Hill walks away unscratched. Pretty tough.

  • Britian

    Why is it that he is stupid for making a joking comment ? Get over it haters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If the reporters laughed about his comment; why are you so stupid to think that his comment was stupid. I thought it was funny also. We all have our favorite stars that we like so well. Regardless of a ring yet, LeBron is an awesome player and he is an intelligent business man.

    Stop hating!!!The Heat Management are smart people and they will provide to LeBron the attention toward his health if necessary.

    He wasn’t made to be like Kobe, consequently he was made to be like the man name LeBron James.

  • http://www.slamonline.com megatron

    @TJ, pretty much anyone running full speed who gets blindly hit in the head by grant hills shoulder would be pretty shaken up..

  • @boweezy24

    Sounds Like He Had a Concusion When he Made The Comment. Lmao. and Grant Hill Knocked Him Down?…. Grant Hill?…

  • http://yahoo sonya

    I cant believe u all is just sitting around to taken on this young man LB is a very smart Business man and all of U Haters are worrying about the wrong thing while you all are Hating He is busy making Money and a life for he and his children, also his family we are Sports Lovers but we should never waste presaeous time Hating these young men who we claims to love or Love the Sports they play Lets Go Heat heat .

  • jake

    lebron probably does not know what concussion meant.

  • respect

    its just funny cuz he laid on the ground for like 5 minutes nd grant hill got rite back up as if nothing happened

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher


  • lisa

    Who is the King?

  • Robin

    Its like as if he wants to be hated lol

  • mrmafaka

    LeBiotch won’t get a concussion, first he has to have a vital organ in his head that could get injured, denting hot air doesn’t count.

  • Kyle

    I don’t think that the disruption of inter-neuronal chemical transmission or diffuse axonal injury or brain hemorrhaging has anything to do with “toughness” or sports character or mettle. The decision to ignore that distinction and risk potentially devastating secondary injury is perhaps a question of (I don’t think I’m being too harsh here) stupidity, and let’s hope that those around him aren’t too fearful to speak the truth about a temporary stint on the sideline ensuring more time on the hardwood.

  • aezi

    Haters who reads reports about King James are Just confused Fans since they care enough to take there time to read and post comments..coz if you really dnt like someone you wouldn’t care to know anything about them..

    Team Lebron for life..!!!

  • Zoom

    That whole 4th quarter s*** is gonna get old and stupid at one point… Oh wait it already is.

  • IamYou

    with SWAG! then walk away.. haters gonna hate whatever article about lebron smh.

  • bk

    You all realize your making the same jokes, and arguing the same things……….right?…….

  • OneStep

    He’s obviously got rocks inside his head. That explains an awful lot.

  • Ronnie

    Quite the contrary LeBron. Being tough is getting a concussion AND a broken nose and still finishing the game…ask Kobe…

  • robb

    He’s very strong, but he’s not tough. Let’s see him playing through injuries some years from now and then we’ll see how tough he really is.

  • JRich

    What does this article have to do with Kobe Bryant at all?

  • Just Sayin

    The only thing tough about the King James is the royal hairline.

  • Paul

    So LeFrozenone is so great he cant get a concussion..wow the Medical field would love to examine his brain,lmao!