LeBron James of the Miami Heat sprained his left ankle during the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers, but X-rays were negative. Posted by Ben Golliver.
Midway through the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's game between the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Clippers, Heat forward LeBron James sprained his ankle while driving to the basket.
The injury occurred as James drove past Clippers forward Al-Farouq Aminu. Clippers guard Baron Davis dove down to offer help defense, and James' left ankle rolled over as he appeared to plant on Davis' right foot. James lost control of the ball and went hopping on one foot deep into the stands, but then recovered to come hobbling back on the court. He promptly received the ball, and with the shot clock running down, hit a corner three over Aminu off of one foot.
After making the shot, which cut Los Angeles's lead to 94-92, James hopped to the bench and was attended to by Heat trainers. He re-entered the game and played down the stretch, although he limped at times.
After the game, the Los Angeles Times reported that "LeBron said he has an x-ray of his ankle and there was no damage." The paper also quoted James saying that he is "day to day." The Heat play the Nuggets in Denver on Thursday night on the second half of a road back-to-back.
Here's video of the injury.
The Clippers held on for a 111-105 win. James finished with 27 points, eight rebounds and six assists in 40 minutes of action.