LeBron James said it was one of the most painful moments that he can remember, one that is weighing heavily on him as the Miami Heat get ready for an NBA finals rematch with the Dallas Mavericks.
No, the Heat forward isn't talking about losing last year's title series.
He's talking about dislocating the ring finger on his left, non-shooting, hand at Indiana earlier this week.
''The only recovery for it, the doctors told me, was rest,'' James said. ''And I think we all know I'm having none of that.''
Not now, anyway - not with the Mavericks coming back to the building where they celebrated winning a championship a little over nine months ago, and not with the Heat trying to snap a two-game slide that left them looking up at both Chicago and Oklahoma City in the race for the NBA's best record.
Dallas visits Miami on Thursday night, the second and final meeting of this regular season between the clubs.
The first one: All Miami. ...