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LeBron James may be done for the season

Apr 10, 2010, 1:00 AM EDT

Tonight LeBron James was again wearing an expensive suit on the bench, watching his team lose to the Indiana Pacers. He did the exact same thing the night before in Chicago.

Cleveland has two games left. Is LeBron going to suit up for either of those? There is speculation at several places on the Web that he is done for the season, getting more rest for a body that will have to carry his team for stretches of the playoffs.

Cleveland’s two games are against potential playoff foes, two of the Cavaliers biggest challengers in the East — Orlando on Sunday, then Atlanta on Wednesday. The Cavaliers have home court wrapped up. The question becomes: Do they need to make a statement in these games, or is letting LeBron rest more important?

This speculation on James is not coming out of the regular, key sources for Cleveland. Their beat reporters have made no such mention. But it is out there, and it seems plausible.

  1. jyce - Apr 10, 2010 at 1:20 AM

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  2. jyce - Apr 10, 2010 at 1:21 AM

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  4. Sammy - Apr 10, 2010 at 4:59 AM

    Umm… you might want to rephrase the title of this blog entry. I nearly had a heart attack, thinking LBJ got involved in some freak accident that would keep him out till next season. He’s obviously still gonna play in the playoffs.

  5. Foul Dwimmerlaik - Apr 10, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    Did Jordan ever miss playing the last few games of the season even when he was healthy? Prudence? I understand that any loss or win hereon is inconsequential. But for me, it reeks of arrogance. He isn’t injured. The least that he can do is play for even just for a few minutes and make plays for his mates. At least he was in uniform and stayed in the foxhole with the team. The guy is definitely full of himself!

  6. MattC - Apr 10, 2010 at 12:30 PM

    Uhh.. as a Cavs fan, I can admit there are plenty of things to call LeBron arrogant over. But resting before the playoffs is not one of them. I do wish he’d play a quarter here or there the next couple games, but of course, just look at what Jamison did to Bosh the other night.

  7. Colin Zvosec - Apr 10, 2010 at 3:45 PM

    How is this arrogant? Its called being smart. When you are the best player in the league, playing for a team who has already accomplished what they needed to accomplish in the regular season, why risk injury?
    He would be at an even greater risk given his style of play. It would make absolutely no sense to go out and try to win games that have no bearing on the rest of the season. If you should be upset with anyone, be upset with the rest of the league. If they had played better against the Cavs, Cleveland would need LeBron to keep playing.

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