Four-Time NBA MVP Likely to Miss Opening Game Against Boston Celtics

Four-Time NBA MVP Likely to Miss Opening Game Against Boston Celtics

"So we kind of scrapped some of the stuff we've been doing and we're going to just go in a different direction offensively with that first unit", Lue said. He walked it off during a timeout and managed to play 30 minutes, scoring 17 points with five rebounds, three assists, and eight turnovers. "He's experienced soreness so he won't practice tomorrow, he won't play on Friday either, so [he's] pretty mad, pretty p****d off but it is what it is", head coach Tyronn Lue said.

Cavaliers coach Tyron Lue has said that, because of James' injury, it remains unclear if he can participate in the team's opening game for the 2017-2018 National Basketball Association season, where they will be going against the Boston Celtics, which will feature former Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving, who was traded to his new team only last month. Lue said he's had to alter some plans already. James reportedly aggravated his ankle as the Cavs unveiling a brand-new starting line-up featuring James, Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose, Jae Crowder and Kevin Love.

"I'm pushing through it right now", he said after the game regarding his ankle.

The 32-year-old reiterated that he wasn't fully himself when asked about the condition of the injury.

"I definitely wanted to test it tonight knowing that at least if I tested it tonight, I have a week until the regular season started if I don't play in the game on Friday", he said. "I told you no". While confirming that veteran sharpshooter J.R Smith will return to the starting line up to take James' place, Lue said the Cavs will be extra careful in handling injuries.

So, how and why is a LBJ-led team being so causally overlooked, when they have won the East seven straight years, and will likely come out of it to face Golden State in a likely Round 4 matchup in the NBA Finals.

James, entering the season as the odds-on favourite to win his fifth MVP award, did not speak to reporters following Wednesday's practice session.

"We're going to work on it", he added. "But we know in Cleveland, we got a great sports town in Cleveland". They felt more comfortable with it today. "It's something new to us". James is undergoing treatment on his ankle, and that will likely remain the case in the days leading up to the opener. Stay tuned for the latest LeBron James injury update.

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