LeBron James Feels ‘Optimistic’ For Season Opener

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With less than a week to go before the Cleveland Cavaliers tip off the season in Chicago, there is some doubt regarding LeBron James’ playing status. James did not practice Friday, and it has now been more than a week since he has been able to fully participate in training camp since receiving an anti-inflammatory injection in his lower back on Oct. 13.

James, a 13-year veteran, has yet to be cleared to join the Cavs in live action, although he has been incrementally increasing his workload in the past week, according to the team. “We still, we feel like we’re progressing really well, and if we can continue to do that, then I’m optimistic that I’ll be able to go,” James said.

Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN