The word out of Cleveland is that a strained right elbow and and a bone
bruise of his olecranon were what had LeBron James shooting a free throw
with his left hand at the end of Cleveland’s 94-96 series-clinching win
over Chicago Tuesday night.
Like a lot of people who saw replays of James wincing as he held his
right arm after using it to make a free throw, Celtics center Kendrick
Perkins was puzzled.
"It’s just crazy," Perkins said. "The whole elbow situation is crazy. He makes one with his right arm, then all of a sudden, he’s hurt with his left arm. So, I don’t know. That whole situation’s crazy. But we’re not really worried about what’s going on their end, we’re worried about us."
James, of course, was typically otherworldy, dropping 31.8 points, 9.2 assists, and 8.2 rebounds on the Bulls in the first round. He averaged 36.5, 8.3, and 6.5 in four regular season games against the Celtics, which led Paul Pierce to point out, "LeBron with a bad elbow is still better than 95 percent of the league, so it doesn’t matter."