LeBron James has had a rough start to the season he is calling the ‘savage season’ in his 15th year in the league. Just a few days into training camp, LeBron stepped onto a teammates foot during a scrimmage and rolled his left ankle.

Initially, the extent of the injury did not seem too hefty, the Cavaliers obviously took the highest of precautions and just let the King rest the remainder of the camp and training sessions up until the preseason. King James tested his ankle but decided not to suit up in their wine and gold scrimmage game and their first three preseason games against the Atlanta Hawks, the Indiana Pacers and the Washington Wizards.

Coach Lue, the coaching staff, and LeBron James then agreed to give it a go and try to loosen up the left ankle in their third preseason game against the Chicago Bulls. LeBron played, and although the lack of chemistry resulted in 8 turnovers he had a solid game scoring 17 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 1 block on 8-13 shooting. But the

Cavaliers started to worry when the King seemed to aggravate his already injured ankle. But although LeBron said he was fine after the game against Chicago, news surfaced the next day that LeBron would miss the final preseason game against Orlando and may miss the season opener against the Boston Celtics.

LeBron doesn’t want to rest

Although a lot of the media seem to assume LeBron James loves to rest, there is no chance that LeBron wants to miss the season opener against Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics.

Kyrie has left some disdain in King James and the Cavaliers, and they want nothing more than to beat this Celtics team on Opening Night. Sources close to the Cavs have alerted the media that King James is feeling impatient with his ankle, and eagerly wants to play on opening night.

Although LeBron is listed as ‘questionable’ for the first game of the season, Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue believes the King will power through the ankle bug and suit up for the season opener.

Coach Lue stated:

“I think he’ll be okay though. That would be a tough one for him personally to miss. There’s a lot of hype behind the game but like I told him, we got to be smart about it. It’s just one game, but I think he’ll be okay.”

He's never missed a season opener

In LeBron James’ 14 year career so far, he has not yet missed a season opener.

When heading into the regular season, year in and year out the King has been ready when the season gets started. So this is unforeseen territory for James, as he faced the fury of an injury just weeks before the 2017-18 regular season has gotten underway.

This injury has really tested LeBron’s patience, and he wants nothing more than to recover from it. The injury is listed as day-to-day and a final decision has not yet been made on whether the 13-time All-Star will play in the first game of the season against the Boston Celtics. But one thing we know for sure, it is not a game he wants to miss, and the likelihood is that you will see him wearing wine and gold on opening night against the C’s.