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LeBron banged up, finishes with no rebounds

Posted on: November 3, 2010 1:38 am
Heat superstar has slight injury, fails to notch rebound in win over Wolves. Posted by Matt Moore .

Last season, LeBron James suggested we take him for granted. It speaks to that same mindset that on a night where he pulled in no rebounds, we're at kind of a loss. The last time he did that in the regular season? March of his rookie season against Utah . The quirky boxscore isn't so quirky in context; the Timberwolves only have rebounders and the Heat cruised to another easy win. No need for James to fill up the box with boards. But it's still notable that it's been that long since someone kept him off the glass completely. It's not that hard for an NBA player to get a single rebound, but even with as many of the minutes as James plays, he's still the focus of attention on the floor and hasn't been held without a board in six years. Not bad.

As far as the cause, Brian Windhorst of ESPN reports that James suffered a leg injury against the Nets last weekend and it's lingering. It's supposedly minor, but then again, the elbow was supposed to be the same deal. That may have caused his hops to be less than optimium. It's not a big injury, and he's not expected to miss time. We'll keep you updated on his status.

HT: @nbaisland .

Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: November 3, 2010 8:50 pm

LeBron banged up, finishes with no rebounds



Since: May 6, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2010 1:25 pm

LeBron banged up, finishes with no rebounds

OH-VER-RA-TED!!!!!!!!  Part of being a Legend in this league is staying around for a lengthy career playing at a consistant level. Example of the latest legend? KOBE BRYANT.  Lebron is good, but we will see years to come if he has it to become an actual Legend.  Granted he has the most potential of anyone lately which is what the hype is about.  But how many times to you see guys with so called potential fail at reaching their full potential?   Too many.  Lebron has many years to prove to us that he can get to Kobe's Level. Which will be hard to do.

Since: Sep 29, 2010
Posted on: November 3, 2010 11:28 am

LeBron banged up, finishes with no rebounds

Against a third of the teams this year Lebron doesn't have to try 100% nor play 40-45 minutes a game.  The game last night was close for a minute then the T'Wolves leave James Jones wide open and then the game was over.  He didn't seem banged up and having 0 rebounds is no big deal.  He should save his energy for the good teams.  Role players are stepping up for the Heat, Lebron wasn't needed down low.  Watch next game he'll get 9 or 10 rebounds.  This really shouldn't have been a story.

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