Nobody makes LeBron James bleed his own blood. Except for Serge Ibaka, apparently.
As James went up for a dunk in the fourth quarter of the Miami Heat’s blowout of the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, Ibaka — perhaps frustrated that his team was losing by 14 points at the time — cracked the Heat star right in the face not once, but twice.
James suffered a bloody nose on the play, but he fought through the fouls to complete the dunk (though some will argue that his hand never actually touched the rim). He left the game and didn’t return, but his 33 points were more than enough to lead Miami to the 103-81 win.
Check out the play in the video below.
The crowd will be a bit different this time around.
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Noon. Get ready.
Napoli and Gomes are sporting their Team USA hats today.—
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