The GIST: Basically everyone in the NBA playoffs is injured and LeBron James says he predicted it. Watch out Raven-Symoné, LeBron is coming for a That’s So Raven reboot.
The injuries: LA Clippers star Kawhi Leonard? . Brooklyn Nets phenom Kyrie Irving? . Phoenix Suns’ Mr. Playoffs himself, Chris “CP3” Paul? Out indefinitely due to . In total, eight All-Stars have missed at least one postseason game, an all-time high. Yikes.
- The playoff injury bug is not uncommon, but seeing so many big names on the sidelines is. The reason? LeBron thinks it’s because of the shortened offseason.
The series: Despite the injuries, the playoffs must go on. The conference semifinals will wrap up this weekend as the Clippers vs. Utah Jazz (3-2), Atlanta Hawks vs. Philadelphia 76ers (3-2), and Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks (3-2) each conclude their series. Check out the bracket .