LeBron James Injury: Updates on Heat Star's Back

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LeBron James Injury: Updates on Heat Star's Back

The Miami Heat were able to outlast the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night, but reigning MVP LeBron James wasn't able to escape fully unscathed. 

James, per Bleacher Report's Ethan Skolnick, said after the game that he felt his back lock up sometime during the contest:

He also told CNN's Rachel Nichols it's something that has been bothering him for a while:

It doesn't sound like this is anything overly serious, but it's certainly worth keeping a close eye on. This is the first time James has mentioned the injury, so perhaps it worsened to a new level on Thursday night. 

Either way, Heat fans will be holding their collective breath. 

James, who entered Thursday averaging 25.6 points on 58.0 percent shooting, 5.6 rebounds and 8.0 assists, is a four-time MVP and the two-time defending Finals MVP. 

As the best player in the NBA, he is obviously irreplaceable for the defending champs. 

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