LeBron James Injury: How Heat Star’s Injured Leg Shakes Up NBA Finals

June 19th, 2012 by Austin Green Leave a reply »
The Miami Heat took a commanding 3-1 lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder, but they were dealt a potentially devastating blow when LeBron James limped off the floor with 5:15 remaining in the fourth quarter.

ABC's Doris Burke confirmed shortly after that he was suffering from leg cramps, as the Heat training staff could be seen stretching his legs and rubbing his thighs with ice.

James returned for a few minutes and buried a critical three pointer, which put Miami up 97-94 with 2:51 remaining. It looked as though he was going to tough it out and deliver one of the more gutsy performances in NBA Finals history, a la Michael Jordan's flu game or Isaiah Thomas' sprained ankle game.

Unfortunately, James was forced to check back out with 55 seconds left in the fourth quarter, and he never returned.  

Now, LeBron James makes headlines every time he sneezes, so you can expect an onslaught of media speculation over how these leg cramps will affect the Heat's chances.

However, I'm not expecting this injury to have a dramatic impact on the series.

James has a relatively clean medical history, and th ...

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