The collective reaction from the NBA to Derrick Rose’s latest injury news was simple: “Not again.”
The Miami Heat knocked out the Chicago Bulls Sunday afternoon at the AmericanAirlines Arena, but the focus wasn’t as much as the game as the lineup that head coach Erik Spoelstra put on the court.
LeBron James looked groggy, battled the sniffles as he spoke and wore a large bandage Saturday over the bridge of his swollen, broken nose.
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said forward Lebron James had a “swollen, bleeding, sore nose” after being hit in the face during Thursday night’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Miami Heat forward LeBron James went down with a bloody nose midway through the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder after he was hit by Serge Ibaka on a drive to the basket.
Miami HEAT forward LeBron James has been named to the NBA’s 2012-13 All-Defensive First Team. This marks the fifth time in James’ career that he has earned NBA All-Defensive First Team honors, all in consecutive seasons.
The featured matchup for the NBA’s annual Christmas day lineup of games was a rematch of the 2012 NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat. By the time the final buzzer sounded, one thing was clear…the Thunder still couldn’t beat the Heat.
Miami Heat star forward LeBron James has been playing some of the best basketball of his career in the 2012 playoffs. So it might not be the best time to give him even more motivation, which may be what Oklahoma City Thunder center Serge Ibaka did.