Washington Post Staff writer Michael Lee writes When LeBron James crashed to the floor at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Wednesday, Cleveland Cavaliers Coach Mike Brown said his heart skipped a beat. Brown sprinted down the court to check on James as the franchise crawled around on his right knee, writhing in pain, with his left foot elevated.
In that brief moment of despair, discussions of James’s late charge at the league’s most valuable player award, his string of nine consecutive games with at least 35 points, and his recent success at hitting buzzer-beating jumpers didn’t matter. As James limped off the court late in the third quarter of a loss against the Detroit Pistons, they were replaced by thoughts of another LeBron-less postseason. To review the complete story CLICK HERE