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Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 at 5:25 pm  |  12 responses

LeBron James to Continue Playing With Dislocated Finger


LeBron James confirmed that he is, indeed, dealing with a dislocated ring finger. The injury won’t keep him out of action, though. Per ESPN: “I’ve still got work to do,’ James said after the Heat’s practice in preparation for Thursday’s home game against the Dallas Mavericks in a matchup of last season’s NBA Finals. ‘I’ll be ready. I hate using injuries as an excuse. If I’m in uniform, then I should be good to go. The only recovery for it, the doctors told me, was rest. And I think we all know I’m having none of that.’ James injured the ring finger on his left (non-shooting) hand in the first half of Monday’s loss against the Indiana Pacers, but finished the game and never made mention of the dislocation afterward. Addressing the injury for the first time on Wednesday, James said he quickly ‘popped’ the finger back into place and got some treatment before resuming playing against the Pacers. James finished with 24 points, nine rebounds and six turnovers in 41 minutes against Indiana. [...] James also has been dealing with lingering elbow and neck soreness from a couple of hard falls he took during a March 20 game against the Phoenix Suns. The combination of injuries has come with James in the midst of his worst offensive slump since he joined the Heat last season. He has averaged 18.4 points and shot about 40 percent from the field over the past five games. For the season, James ranks third in the league in scoring at 26.7 points per game and is shooting a career-best 53.4 percent from the field.”

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  • jay cutler

    cant wait to see how the kobe slurpers criticize him for this one..

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Kobe would play with a broken neck, Lebron is a wuss.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Kobe would suck dick in alley to play… Does that make sense? Is that a good thing. Sh*t never mind.
    Kobe rools, Bron drools. Lakers for life. Go team, and all that homer stuff i’m suppose to say.
    -Seriously LeBron is a tough durable dude though.

  • Dungeon Family

    @Jay cutler post about lebron and the first name you bring up is Kobe?

    Mind on the wrong thing I see

  • Dungeon Family

    and you got the perfect name Jay Cutler because He is the Lebron of the QB’s

    Never show up in Big Games

  • Mike Mihalow

    His finger’s too tough to get a concussion.

  • bravo

    Good they need bosh to do more damage if they gona win that imaginary chip

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    How do you know Jay Cutler isn’t repping the 4 time Mr. Olympia? That dudes biceps have won more awards than that QB and LBJ combined.

  • CubicleWorker

    lol @ Mike

  • Jer Boi

    Dude sat out for over a week with a bruised pinky toe when on the Cavs. If he sat with this and Kobe played through an injury like this one on his shooting hand it makes him look really bad. that’s the only reason he’s doing it. He’s not doing it because he wants to. He almost has to.

  • Mid Bear

    Dislocated ring finger, lmao.

  • Davidbean

    No jokes about it being a dislocated RING finger yet? Maybe, “He was never going to use it anyways.”

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