They say that time heals all wounds. But in the days since being poked by Draymond Green in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals, LeBron James' eye only appears to have gotten worse.
After Green's second-quarter eye poke on Thursday left a noticeable mark, the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar took the court for warmups before Game 2 on Sunday with an even bigger blood spot on his left eye. At media availability in Oakland on Saturday -- in which James wore a hat, shielding his eye from reporters -- the 4-time MVP insisted that while it may not look like it, his eye has in fact improved.
"It's better. It doesn't look better, but the docs told me it's better," James said. "It's just going through a stage right now of recovering. It looks worse than it did during the game, but it feels better."
James also revealed that he's taking medication and eye drops to aid the recovery of his eye -- not that any damage that was done to it hampered his on-court ability. On Thursday, James scored a postseason career-high of 51 points, although it was enough to prevent the Cavs from falling down 0-1 in the best-of-seven series with the Warriors earning a 124-114 overtime victory.
Through the first 10 minutes of Game 2, James appears to be doing just fine, tallying 8 points on 3-of-3 shooting to go along with 5 assists.
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