During a drive to the basket in the first half of NBA Finals Game 1, LeBron James collided with Draymond Green, who was whistled for a foul. It looks like Green left his mark as James has a red spot in the corner of his left eye. Green argued the foul call, but clearly slapped James in the face. The injury did not appear to have a major impact on James’ play as he had close to 40 points midway through the fourth quarter.
James injured his leg during the Eastern Conference Finals, but did not miss any time during the series. James’ teammate Larry Nance Jr. collided into his lower body.
“I just felt someone fall into my leg and my leg kind of went in,” James explained to Sporting News. “I felt some pain throughout my entire right side of my ankle into my leg. I was just hoping for the best, obviously, because I’ve seen so many different injuries, and watching basketball with that type of injury, someone fall into one’s leg standing straight up. Luckily, I was able to finish the game.”
Here’s a look at the most recent play where James was slapped in the eye.
Source: Heavy Sports