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Another quote from the same tweet: LeBron also said trying to return from the high-ankle sprain made him “more stressed” than he’s ever been.
Does LeBron saying this impact how you feel about their title chances to repeat and/or if the Lakers will fall into the play-in? In my opinion, the finals have been Lakers-Nets unless another team surprises...
LeBron is coming off the longest absence of his career due to this ankle sprain he suffered against the Hawks, which is a testament to his durability over the course of his career. Anthony Davis was also injured this season, and some would say Coach Vogel's rotations have been questionable recently.
I wish I had more to say but I'm just trying to hit the word count
> LeBron, correctly, notes that his "I'll never be back to 100%" comments were taken out of context. He was talking about the physical toll of playing years in the NBA, not this one ankle sprain as some massive setback.
It’s funny how he needed to clarify this, it seemed pretty obvious when he said it.
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> Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell was incensed at the late decision to scratch him from Sunday's playoff opener and it deepened tensions with the team regarding his recovery from a right ankle sprain, sources told ESPN.
> Mitchell has been out since April 16, longer than was initially expected. After he progressed slowly in the early stages of recovery, Mitchell began to work with his personal training staff on the rehabilitation, sources said.
> There is hope that more rehab and testing can lead to Mitchell being cleared to play in Wednesday's Game 2, sources said, as the top-seeded Jazz look to even the series with the No. 8 seed Memphis Grizzlies
> But in addition to managing the injury, some easing of frustrations may have to take place behind the scenes. That could include new part-owner Dwyane Wade, sources said. Wade has a good relationship with Mitchell and is with the team this week in Salt Lake City.
> "Sorry y'all... I wish I could say more.... I'll be out there soon!" Mitchell tweeted after the Jazz's 112-109 Game 1 loss.
> There was an expectation Mitchell would play after he'd practiced for three days and attended shootaround Sunday morning. He was not listed on the Jazz's injury report Saturday or early Sunday.
> "I'm ready to go," Mitchell said Sunday morning. "No pain. I'm excited to get going."
> But after shootaround the Jazz training staff, which has the final say on player availability, recommended he remain on the inactive list. The Jazz have a history of being cautious in managing player injuries.
> After the loss Sunday several players, including star center Rudy Gobert, said they were surprised when they learned of the change in game plan.
> "I try to stay out of all of this, because it's just going to give me a headache," Gobert said. "Hopefully, he's good for next game. That's all I'm worried about."
> Coach Quin Snyder acknowledged Mitchell was upset, praising his competitive fire.
> Wade, who joined the ownership group in April, has a long personal history of managing injuries, particularly in the postseason. His experience and insight and respect from modern players was one of the reasons new Jazz owner Ryan Smith welcomed him as a partner.
Hey everyone - in this video, I detailed Bron’s health and readiness heading into the playoffs based on a 8-tiered movement analysis from LeBron’s first two games back after missing six games due to ankle soreness after his initial return from a right high ankle sprain and suffering a “tweak” during the New Orleans Pelicans game. Thanks to the mods for letting me post.
Here’s a table of contents:
- 0:00 The lead-in
- 0:40 Top end speed
- 0:55 Acceleration/short burst
- 1:11 Lateral (side to side)
- 1:23 Transverse (rotation)
- 1:35 Jumping/landing
- 1:49 Contact/leverage
- 2:01 Confidence/fluidity
- 2:32 “Tweak” and resilience
- 2:58 What % is Bron?
- 3:17 Outro
For reference, I’m a sports scientist, youth basketball coach, physio, movement expert, researcher, mindfulness enthusiast and owner of 3CB Performance
You can find the original video on the 3CB Performance YouTube Channel.
LeBron said he’s still trying to get his ankle to where it was before the injury with around-the-clock treatment. Until then: “My teammates will continue to hold me down and I’ll (keep) making plays for them."
There have been lots of doubts about LeBron's health through these first three games of the playoffs and how he looks to be coasting most of the games.