I spent the past 24 hours on WebMD trying to figure out what’s really wrong with LeBron James that caused him to only put up 15 points (3-14 shooting), 7 assists, 6 rebounds, 3 turnovers. That’s pretty close to Scottie Pippen’s series average in the 1996 NBA Finals against Seattle – which would have gone down as a real blight on Pip’s playoff record if the Bulls hadn’t gone ahead and won anyway. Actually let’s all acknowledge that had Mo Williams, Antawn Jamison, Andy Verajao and Anthony Parker stepped up and Ray Allen or Kevin Garnett or Stub Davis failed to step up, there would be no story about LeBron’s off game.
Now WebMD said this about LeBron’s Symptoms of fatigue, joint pain, and anemia:
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There you have it. A slight case of Lupus. I didn’t finish reading the article, but I’m pretty sure James will lose all his tattoos and body hair, turn into Michael J. Fox, and win in the end.