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LeBron James will not play Wednesday vs. Celtics (officially it’s back spasms)

Mar 19, 2014, 7:01 PM EDT

A night after dropping 43 on the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James will be taking a night off in Boston.

Yes, back spasms. That or they may just be resting him some games here and there the rest of the way out to make sure he is good to go come the playoffs.

Dwyane Wade will play (he was out vs. Cleveland). Greg Oden also will rest.

Back spasms or no expect to see a lot of this the rest of the way this season — now is the time teams start to rest guys games here and there to make sure they are as ready to go as possible come the playoffs.

LeBron has looked like he could use a night off — he has had a lot of games lately like the one against the Cavaliers where he dropped 25 points in the first quarter but seemed tired and to fade a little as the game wore on. He has carried a heavy load for the Heat this season but he and the Heat know the real season starts mid-April. That’s when he needs to be ready to go, not in Boston in March.

Always sucks for fans who paid a premium ticket price to see him play, however.

  1. thevikesarebest - Mar 19, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    In other news his hairline has been ruled out all the remaining games on their schedule.

  2. kinggw - Mar 19, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Maintenance program!

  3. mackcarrington - Mar 19, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    Back Spasm is a good one.
    There is no way an x-ray or MRI can disprove anything.

  4. provguard - Mar 19, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    Is all that flopping starting to catch up with him?

    • cantonbound13 - Mar 20, 2014 at 5:16 AM

      That’s great!

  5. antistratfordian - Mar 19, 2014 at 7:20 PM

    He did take a nasty spill in the last game where he landed flat on his back… I thought, “that’s probably going to be a problem tomorrow.”

    • ranfan12 - Mar 20, 2014 at 5:06 PM


  6. tampajoey - Mar 19, 2014 at 7:27 PM

    Good… then I won’t have to watch any Heat highlights on SportsCenter tomorrow.

    • miamatt - Mar 19, 2014 at 7:40 PM

      yeah, thank god we’ll get more NIT coverage…

  7. rodge1 - Mar 19, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    Keep hating haters, your tears of envy quench our thirsts here in Miami.

  8. miamatt - Mar 19, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    Wade out last night, LBJ and Oden tonight…. yeah, don’t think we’ll see any more full squad back-to-backs the rest of the way.

  9. jcmeyer10 - Mar 19, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    It seems this is where the Celtics are as a franchise right now. Sit your star territory. Proud of the boys for gutting out a win but it is what it is at this point.

  10. abigbuck99 - Mar 20, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Axe to grind: Bron

    He might be burned out after he went nuts playing Cleveland with his 43 pts. He had a jacked up attitude that whatever it took he did not want to lose to Cleveland. Who goes out and scores 25 points in the first quarter against his old team except someone who is really angry about something.

  11. cantonbound13 - Mar 20, 2014 at 5:15 AM

    Must be menstrual. I don’t think PEDs can help.

    • gmsingh123 - Mar 20, 2014 at 8:09 AM

      There’s a new PED now: Performance Enhancing Dwyanes. Unfortunately, all it did was result in a loss.

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