LeBron James is one of the most durable athletes in NBA history considering the amount of games he has already played in his career by the age of 32.
He incredibly has dealt with very few injury issues in his career and most of his games missed are a result of his team resting him late in the season when they have their playoff spot already locked up.
He is currently dealing with a sprained left ankle suffered in practice a couple weeks ago that has caused him to miss much of the pre-season and now it could even mean missing the Cavaliers opening night game at home against the Boston Celtics.
Here is what Cavaliers Head Coach Tyronn Lue told Cleveland.com Writer Joe Vardon:
“As for James’ availability against the Celtics next week, Lue said James ‘got treatment all day today, so I’m not sure if we should be concerned or not.
‘But it’s pretty sore today so we’ll just see what happens.”
This is such a rare occurrence that is almost unbelievable to read that LeBron would potentially miss opening night. I think the entire basketball world is hoping he can play opening night as fans have had the date marked on their calendar for the past month and a half as Kyrie Irving will play his first game as a Celtic right back in Cleveland after essentially demanding they trade him.
We all want to see LeBron James face off with Irving in what figures to be a very emotional environment and intense match-up for opening night.
An Irving return to Cleveland with no LeBron or Isaiah Thomas takes a lot of the fun out of it. You can be assured the Cavaliers will be highly motivated and the Q will be rocking either way.