BallinEurope has just received a snippet of seriously critical information that could change the entire complexion of the NBA playoffs this morning.

BiE cannot name names in this situation, but many thanks to that hard-working guy (how hard working? He was giving me the following news at 2am local time) for the tip; he knows who he is.

The bombshell: A source close to the Cleveland Cavaliers who wished to remain anonymous has admitted that LeBron James should not playing with his injury in its current state. Apparently, the damage is enough that the right arm of King James – perhaps that should be “King Richard III” for the nonce – is having great difficulty in carrying anything heavier than a basketball.

The extent of the injury has been thus far been publicly diagnosed as “sprained elbow and bone bruise,” but with MRIs aplenty, a left-handed free throw attempt, and a 24-hour disappearing act in the very recent future, the tension builds over the MVP’s physical ability to play. Even after a “sudued” 41-minute, game-high 24-point performance.

Just remember when the lid’s blown off the X-rays on this one: You heard it here first. LeBron is playing hurt right now. Real hurt.

Have a nice day, everyone! (No, not you, Greater Cleveland Metropolitan Area…)

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