Get Well Soon King James
Lebron James battled with the Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks and recently with the Orlando Magic, in an attempt to secure Eastern Conference Championship, but through it all, he battled with a health issue, a condition that was taken care of on Tuesday by way of surgery.
The Cleveland Cavaliers star underwent surgery at the Cleveland Clinic to remove a benign growth in his mouth, the team said. Dr. Frank Papay performed a five-hour procedure on James’ parotid gland, which produces saliva. Surgery for such conditions often takes time because of the numerous nerves and blood vessels in that area of the jaw.
The Cavaliers released a statement saying doctors were “pleased with the outcome of the procedure, and at this time, are confident that no further treatment will be needed as LeBron is expected to make a full and complete recovery.”
James and his family have been aware of this medical issue for several months but, with the clearance of the treating doctors and medical staff, decided to wait until the conclusion of the Cavaliers’ season to undergo the procedure. Cleveland was eliminated from the NBA playoffs on Saturday by Orlando in the Eastern Conference finals.
James is recovering comfortably at the Cleveland Clinic and is expected to return home soon. James, the league’s MVP, after leading the Cavs to 66 regular-season wins and their second Central Division title. He averaged 38.5 points, 8.3 assists and 8.0 rebounds in Cleveland’s series against the Magic, who won in six games.
James caused a minor controversy after Game 6, for not shaking hands with Orlando’s players and for skipping the postgame news conference.
Sources are saying that the NBA Commissioner will be making contact with Lebron to discuss that misstep. In the meantime basketbal fans liek myslef wishes him a speedy recovery.