Report: LeBron James expected to play in season opener Tuesday

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It’s been over a week since LeBron James received an anti-inflammatory injection in his back, and he’s still not cleared to play. James underwent the injection on October 13 and missed the rest of the Cavaliers’ preseason, and there’s no definitive word on whether he’ll be able to play in Tuesday’s season opener against the Bulls. But Yahoo’s Marc Spears reports that James’ condition is improving and he’s optimistic about his chances:

The Cavs will open the season without Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert and with Kevin Love limited. James sitting out would be a bummer, not just for the Cavs but for fans looking for an entertaining game between two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. But from the looks of it, James should be good to go.