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LeBron says he's worried, but fans shouldn't be

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About that elbow

Relax. Nothing to worry about. Oh, sure, it’s some random thing that nobody knows what it is but his arm just goes numb at times, but why worry about that? What is wrong with you people.

Don’t take my word for it, here are the words of LeBron James himself.


There was one winner for the Bulls in this series — Vinny Del Negro. Watch his post-game comments, he came off as poised and confident. His seriously overmatched team played hard for five games. This did not look like a team that needs a new coach, but they are going to get one anyway.

Del Negro, however, is going to land on his feet.

One of these days, Jamario, straight to the Moon

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It was Cleveland’s night. Chicago made the effort, but the Cavaliers have too much.

For example, on a fast break, you best have a couple guys ready to stop LeBron James, but that opens up other opportunities.

LeBron James ignores ball boy, somehow this tells us about him as a person?


In the second quarter, LeBron James was re-entering the game against the Bulls Sunday, just like he always does. The camera closely follows his every move, just like it always does. He took off his sweats and threw them to the floor, just like every other NBA player.

And here’s your headline on Sports By Brooks:

No One Is Too Small For LeBron James To Belittle

Followed by the video of the ball boy being right there to collect LeBron’s sweats, and LeBron not taking the time or interest to hand everything to him.

No way the Knicks are going to pursue him after that display.

It all goes to show LeBron’s a prima donna, with an ego the size of New York (too big for Cleveland) and he doesn’t care about anybody but himself, right?

Wrong. That is a desperate stretch.

What LeBron did is pretty much what every NBA player does. They throw off their sweats and the ball boy runs and gets them — at the bench, at the scorer’s table, in the locker room, basically everywhere. Watch a few NBA games and you’ll see this is the norm.

Does that mean LeBron couldn’t have handed the ball boy the clothes? No, I guess he could have. But to try to infer some larger personality trait out of accepted and widespread NBA behavior is a fool’s errand.

I bet LeBron doesn’t always use his car’s turn indicator before making a right, too. What a b%*$#%.

Bulls' Derrick Rose, Luol Deng will go in game five


As expected, Chicago’s Derrick Rose and Luol Deng will play tonight in game five in Cleveland, Brian Windhost is reporting.

Not that it will help much. Last game just kind of left that taste in your mouth. But they will go.

Rose had an MRI yesterday that showed no significant damage to his ankle, just a sprain. He slept in a cast with his foot elevated, all things you try to do to reduce swelling and issues with a sprain. The kind of thing you’d miss a regular season game or two for, but not a deciding playoff game.

Deng has a sore calf and knee, but is going to play through it.

Derrick Rose a game time decision, but expect him to play

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Derrick Rose sprained his ankle during game four, landing on Shaquille O’Neal’s foot. Loul Deng’s still fighting his way though a sore knee.

Both are expected to play Sunday, but both are considered a game time decision officially.

Rose missed practice Monday to have an MRI done. My guess as to what they were looking for and thinking: If he can do more serious damage, Rose sits; if it’s just a pain thing, he plays.

It’s just one more game anyway. The Cavs are up 3-1 going back to Cleveland. There’s just the formality of the game left.