LeBron twisted his ankle last night in a loss against the Clippers:
LeBron James sprained his left ankle Wednesday night and says he will decide Thursday whether he will play in Miami’s game at Denver.
James was hurt on a drive to the basket midway through the fourth quarter of the Heat’s 111-105 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. His momentum carried him out of bounds past the baseline, but he hobbled back onto the court wincing while the Heat still had the ball and sank a 3-pointer from the left corner.
The reigning league MVP finished the game and had an X-ray afterward, saying there was no damage.
I’m not one to root for injuries (except when the Ravens face the Steelers) but I won’t lie and say I didn’t smirk just a bit after hearing James hurt himself one night after his karma/Cavs bashing tweet (which wasn’t really about the Cavs and besides, LeBron didn’t even write it himself, so shut up). The injury doesn’t seem that serious and it looks like James will be fine, so forgive me if I take a little pleasure from this. Karma is a bitch and all that.
Speaking of the Clippers, Bill Simmons thinks they’re the perfect team for Carmelo Anthony:
Now the Clips have the foundation of something special: Griffin, Davis, Eric Gordon (a future All-Star) and enough left to make a legitimate offer for Denver: lottery pick Al-Farouq Aminu, Chris Kaman, expiring contracts and the rights to Minnesota’s unprotected 2012 pick (nearly as valuable a trade chip as Favors) for Carmelo and Al Harrington’s horrendous contract that’s the Carmelo Trade Tax. Mrs. Anthony could live in Hollywood and make her next unwatchable reality show. And her husband could play with Griffin, Gordon, Davis, Eric Bledsoe and DeAndre Jordan … a situation that’s between five and 20 times more appealing than New Jersey. Even when you include Donald Sterling.
I don’t disagree. I don’t really see the point of Anthony going to New Jersey (or even the Knicks). Melo, Blake Griffin and a rejuvenated Baron Davis would be a hell of a team. Going to New Jersey seems like a lateral move at best.