According to LeBron James, he was playing with a broken hand throughout the finals, which he inflicted upon himself out of frustration. The accident is said to have happened after Cleveland’s Game One loss against Golden State. According to ESPN, LeBron punched a whiteboard in the locker room, this was allegedly over an overturned foul on Kevin Durant, which ended up affecting the game.
“I let the emotions get the best of me and pretty much played the last three games with a broken hand.” James said in a postgame conference.
James eventually showed off his injury to the media. It is also unsure where James will end up next season, with reports hinting at either the Lakers or Rockets.
He closed out the series with 34 points on 52.7 percent shooting, 10 assists and 8.5 rebounds.