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[October 11, 2014]
Oct 10 (The Sports Xchange) - With
LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavalier teammates in Brazil to play an
exhibition game Saturday against the Miami Heat, much of the talk has
turned to the game's best player and the 2016 Olympics, coincidentally
It's just too early to make a decision, James said Friday.
"I'm undecided," the 29-year-old James said. "It's not until 2016. I
got two years. I got a long time."
Along with James, two other Cavaliers have been selected to try out
for the Olympics. Forward Kevin Love, whom Cleveland acquired from
Minnesota in the offseason, will join point guard Kyrie Irving as
Irving will not play in the Cavaliers' preseason game Saturday.
Irving sprained his right ankle Tuesday in Cleveland during the
team's final practice before leaving for the NBA's Global Games. He
had been seen in Brazil wearing a protective boot for precautionary
Even though the boot was gone by Friday, Irving still was not
practicing. He told the Cleveland Plain Dealer the ankle is "good"
and insists this isn't anything to worry about.
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Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson was diagnosed with a
moderate strain of his left calf muscle and is expected to miss a
minimum of one week.
Clarkson, who was injured in the second quarter of Thursday night's
preseason game against the Golden State Warriors, was examined
Friday by Dr. Steven Yoon of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic.
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Clarkson was a second-round pick in this year's draft. The Lakers
acquired him from the Washington Wizards on draft night in a cash
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Washington Wizards forward Kris Humphries underwent successful
surgery Thursday to repair nerve damage in his right small finger.
Humphries lacerated his hand on the rim, between his fourth and
fifth phalanxes in the second quarter of a preseason game earlier
this week at Chicago.
Humphries is expected to miss three to four weeks before resuming
basketball activity. (Editing by Gene Cherry)
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