LeBron James slams league as injuries pile up in playoffs

As more and more injuries pile up throughout the playoffs — the latest coming in the form of a feared ACL injury for Kawhi Leonard — LeBron James sounded off on the league’s condensed schedule this season on Twitter on Wednesday.

James said that the increase in injuries players are facing aren’t just “part of the game,” but rather due to lack of rest.

As for the financial side of the argument, something that was significantly hurt last season when the NBA had to move into a bubble, James isn’t having it.

The 2020-21 season kicked off on December 22, just 72 days after the Los Angeles Lakers won last season’s NBA Finals at Walt Disney World. That officially made it the shortest offseason in league history, beating the previous record by a whopping 55 days.

It also was the shortest offseason among the four major men’s professional sports leagues

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LeBron James Has 1-Word Reaction To Kyrie Irving Injury

LeBron James sits on the bench during a preseason game.

LeBron James sits on the bench during a preseason game.

LeBron James is among those who have taken to social media in the wake of Kyrie Irving’s injury in Game 4 of the second round playoff series on Sunday.

Irving appeared to suffer a painful ankle injury late in the first half of the Brooklyn Nets’ game against the Milwaukee Bucks. The All-Star point guard was in visible pain before hobbling off the floor and into the locker room.

This is the latest crushing injury for the Nets, who are also without star guard James Harden, who continues to recover from a hamstring injury.

According to ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, Irving was in serious pain as he made his way into the locker room.

“Kyrie was in significant pain while talking to the training staff – twice he asked them to stop touching his ankle until he could take the pressure,

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Devin Booker owns the world’s last game-worn No. 23 LeBron James jersey

LeBron James has always had a lot of admiration for Devin Booker. When Booker was snubbed as an initial selection for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, James tweeted that Booker is the most disrespected player in the league. Booker has spent the last few months proving James correct, even if it came at the cost of knocking LeBron’s Los Angeles Lakers out of the playoffs.

For years, Booker was known as an empty calories scorer — the type of player who could score 70 points in a game and still not be able to lead his team to a win. Booker has changed that narrative this year with an improved supporting cast headlined by the addition of Chris Paul. After failing to reach the postseason in the first five years of his career with the Phoenix Suns, Booker and his team are now on the precipice

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NBA Playoffs: Nets’ Steve Nash Speaks About James Harden After Win Over Bucks

The Brooklyn Nets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 115-107 on Saturday night in Game 1, but they did lose James Harden in the first quarter due to a hamstring injury (see SportsCenter’s Tweet below).

After the game, Steve Nash spoke about Harden’s injury.

“I’m heartbroken for him,” Nash told reporters post-game. “I don’t know what’s going to happen. I don’t know if he’s playing next game or if he’s out. I have no idea.”

The whole presser from Nash can be seen here.

The Nets were 4-point favorites in Brooklyn over the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1 on Saturday, according to FanDuel.

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