New Orleans Pelicans fans will get to see LeBron vs. AD after all.
After testing his sore left knee in the Smoothie King Center two hours before the start of Friday’s game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Pelicans, LeBron James decided he was good to go.
“I feel good and passed all of the necessary tests,” he said. “My knee feels good. I hate to miss any games. It’s just in my DNA.”
James sat out Thursday’s game at Oklahoma City. It was the first time in his 11-year career that he has missed a game with knee problems.
With James playing, fans at the SKC will get to see two of the game’s top players: James and Pelicans forward Anthony Davis.
“He’s a great player,” James said of Davis, his teammate on the 2012 Olympic team. “We as a team are definitely aware of him. He will get his shots, and we just have to make sure that we make all of them as difficult as possible.”
Earlier Friday, Davis said he was looking forward to play against James.
“It’s special any time you get to go against a great player like LeBron,” he said. “He brings out the best in you.”
Without James on Thursday, Cleveland lost 103-94 to the Thunder, snapping the Cavs’ eight-game winning streak.