Scary moment for The King, but he’s back.
James drove baseline with just over three minutes remaining in the second quarter, but when Jayson Tatum closed in, he inadvertently shouldered LeBron in the chin. James immediately signaled to exit the game, then gingerly walked to the tunnel then to the locker room.
Closer look at that shot to the chin LeBron took from Tatum pic.twitter.com/UbPz7rGoDd
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The Cavaliers have yet to announce James’ status or the severity of his injury, but he has returned and is sitting on the sideline here with a few minutes to go in the second quarter. Cavs GM Koby Altman described the injury as a “neck strain.”
UPDATE: James returned with just under two minutes remaining in the second.