Cavs clear up LeBron MRI mystery

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio – The MRI mystery of LeBron James has been solved.

The Cleveland Cavaliers revealed this morning that James has only had one MRI for his injured right elbow.

The two-time MVP had his lone MRI before Cleveland’s Game 5 home win against the Chicago Bulls to win the Eastern Conference first-round series.

Near the end of Game 5, James shot the free throw left handed due to pain in elbow.

At the news conference following that April 27th game at Quicken Loans Arena, James said he had an MRI two days earlier and admitted having felt pain in the elbow for “a few weeks.”


When the Cavaliers sent out a news release about the elbow Thursday, April 29, it was after a re-examination of the elbow done on the evening before. The MRI and X-Rays were reviewed to reveal an elbow strain and a bone bruise.

On Tuesday, Brown said James had an MRI during the time when James missed the last four games of the regular season. The Cavaliers said Brown was wrong about that news.

As for the MRI James was scheduled to have this week, the Cavaliers have canceled it, stating he doesn’t need another MRI at this point. James will continue to receive treatment on it.

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