Lebron James Strains Groin Against Kings, Status UnknownBy: Tobias Roth - December 28, 2013
Well, it appears that the King James is human after all, and has suffered a groin injury in their recent game against the Sacramento Kings.
The Miami Heat lost a major contributor in their offense when Lebron James strained his groin during their game on Friday night.
In the game, he aggravated his left ankle injury in addition to the groin strain. The Heat lost to the Kings 108-103 in overtime, and as the injuries continue to pile up, they are set to head to Portland for a big game on Saturday night.
With Lebron James being absent from any games during the Heat’s season, it is a big deal, as he has been one of the top players in the NBA for every year that he has been in the league.
He is also one of the toughest players in the league, with it being uncommon for him to sit out due to injury, and he has actually played in no less than 91 percent of all available regular season games each season since he entered the NBA in 2003.
Since joining Heat, LeBron James has played 313 games & logged 12,175 mins (inc. playoffs), most in the NBA. 1,907 fouls drawn is 2nd most.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 28, 2013
James leads his team in scoring, and even when playing through his injury on Friday night, the NBA All-Star scored 33 points, along with 8 rebounds and 8 assists.
When asked about the injury, Lebron James said “It’s not feeling too well right now. I don’t know what happened in the first half. I played [much of] the second half and overtime, and strained my groin. I’ll see how I feel on our trip to Portland tonight and into tomorrow.”
LeBron James strained his right groin in Miami's OT loss to Kings Friday. He said after the game that "It ain't feeling too good right now."
— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) December 28, 2013
He has not yet announced whether he will be playing, but in a game that has been talked about for weeks, he would certainly like to be able to make an appearance. Ray Allen and Dwayne Wade both sat out during last night’s game due to knee injuries, and will hope to be able to play during tonight’s game.
The Heat will be on the road in Portland tonight, playing a team with the best record in the league, and a chance for each team to prove that they are the best. He says that he plans to announce whether he will play or not near the tip in Portland.
Despite battling several injuries that continue to nag him throughout the season, including his back and ankle, Lebron James has yet to miss a game during the 2013-2014 season. With a record of 22-7, the Heat are set to battle the Portland Trailblazers, and attempt to prove that they are still the best team in the league.
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