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Heat announce LeBron James suffered broken nose, will be a gametime decision Sunday

Feb 21, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

LeBron James was dominant in leading the Heat to a blowout win over the Thunder on Thursday, but the victory didn’t come without cost.

James took a shot to the face from Serge Ibaka on a play late in the game where he ended up dunking the ball anyway, but it bloodied him and he was forced to leave the game. He was woozy afterward and did not speak to reporters, but passed all concussion tests.

The team announced on Friday, however, that James suffered a broken nose, and will be a gametime decision for Miami’s next game, which is a nationally televised contest Sunday at home against the Bulls.

LeBron has missed only one game all season, and the Heat won anyway thanks to a three at the buzzer from Chris Bosh.

  1. dondada10 - Feb 21, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    Hater alert:

    He didn’t dunk it. He Blake Griffin’d the ball in.

    • antistratfordian - Feb 21, 2014 at 5:23 PM

      Thank you. It was more like a lay up. Ibaka still got schooled though.

      Serge is actually lucky that he broke LeBron’s nose, because if it wasn’t for that his “posterization” would’ve received more attention.

  2. moseskkim - Feb 21, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    his nose sure felt that serge of power. didnt even look like much contact but ibaka is known to be pretty strong. amazing how lebron was able to score on that play.

  3. mickdamill - Feb 21, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    Steve Nash is rolling in his grave right now.

    • antistratfordian - Feb 21, 2014 at 5:25 PM

      Did Nash also get uppercut in the nose by a 6’10 250 pound dude? I must’ve missed that one.

      • asimonetti88 - Feb 21, 2014 at 6:55 PM

        He popped it back into place when it was broken. Must have hurt. Broken noses suck.

      • antistratfordian - Feb 21, 2014 at 7:31 PM

        “I bent the cartilage in there,” Nash said after his postgame press conference. “I straightened out there on the court. I don’t think it’s broken. I think it’s just bruised.”

    • 1heatedtoombrayduh - Feb 22, 2014 at 9:29 AM

      did nash die unexpectedly or something or are we speaking of his career which is now dead

  4. timb12 - Feb 21, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    Broken nose? I have to take back what I said earlier. The hit didn’t look that bad, but it obviously did some damage.

    • asimonetti88 - Feb 21, 2014 at 6:56 PM

      It didn’t look like a bad hit, but Ibaka is a big guy, and it’s not as hard to break your nose as we’d probably like.

  5. timcast12 - Feb 21, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    Exactly, Steve Nash had it worse and played through it

    • antistratfordian - Feb 21, 2014 at 5:41 PM

      No he didn’t. Nash got cut on the bridge of his nose once and it wouldn’t stop bleeding, but his nose didn’t break in that case. He got hit in the nose by Derek FIsher on another occasion, but his nose wasn’t bleeding and he didn’t think it was broken then either (apparently it was “displaced cartilage”).

      LeBron got uppercut in the nose, breaking it, with blood running out of it, and was in a daze. Big difference.

    • condor75 - Feb 21, 2014 at 6:04 PM

      Steve Nash? Why are you talking about a dead man walking, dude drop the haterade for a minute

  6. doctordunkenstein - Feb 21, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    He still flopped!

    - Heat haters

  7. cantonbound13 - Feb 21, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    A slap to the face caused his nose to break? Oh, the Heat are reporting that, makes sense now. The Heat are also reporting that was not LeBron’s blood on the floor in case someone tested it for HGH.

    Princess Leaha!!!! Where are you??? Busy day at the drive thru?

    • leahcima1 - Feb 21, 2014 at 8:35 PM

      I’m right here counting. Let’s see 4 MVPs, 2 NBA championships, 1, or is it 2, Olympic Championships, scoring titles, $16 million salary, 10 times more in endorsements. Golly, I guess Lebron is jealous as Hell of you jerko. lol

      • cantonbound13 - Feb 21, 2014 at 9:47 PM

        Get back to work! You may forget someone’s fries, loser.

      • leahcima1 - Feb 21, 2014 at 10:36 PM

        Another clever retort from from jerko. You sure put me in my place jerko. How’d your Knicks do tonight. LOL

  8. southernjags93 - Feb 21, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    So the best player in the league had his nose broken by a defender… And no foul called. Those NBA officials sure stay on top of their game

    • 1heatedtoombrayduh - Feb 22, 2014 at 9:30 AM

      bias aside..it really looked like marginal contact on the first hit..

  9. belleby123 - Feb 22, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    Bad news for Heat fans–’roids aren’t much help with a nose.

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