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article imageLeBron's elbow needed the rest

By Michael Bearak     May 16, 2010 in Sports
LeBron James has seemed to make a lot of noise recently, especially after bowing out of the NBA playoffs in round two against the Boston Celtics. One excuse for his poor performance in their second loss was his sore elbow.
This past week people questioned the behavior of LeBron James as his Cavaliers dropped two games in a row to bow out of the NBA playoffs earlier than their top seeded ranking fore-casted. In the team's second loss James complained of a sore elbow. That claim quickly lit the phone lines up on local sports radio talk shows discussing how previous players have played with illness, sprained ankles and broken fingers. They questioned his ability to get the job done.
He then answered them in the next game blistering the Celtics in game 3 of the series to regain a 2-1 series lead with 38 points. Then in game five with his team tied in the series 2-2 LeBron just sat back and watched putting up just 15 points and watching his team fall behind in the series 3-2.
Now the Cavaliers General Manager Danny Ferry has come out to say that LeBron's elbow needs the rest. The team's star complained about the injury back on April 8th and the team scratched him from the game against Chicago. Then in order to rest it some more he sat the last four games of the regular season.
Now Ferry has come out to say, that James has been diagnosed with a sprained elbow and bone bruise. Ferry claimed that the injury was bad enough during the playoffs, that had it been the regular season they would not have played him. Still, James was told that he couldn't hurt it anymore by playing on it, and Ferry has not been told that James is going to need surgery.
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