Apr 6, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) prior to tip off against the New York Knicks at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Playoffs 2014: LeBron James Participates in Full Practice


Apr 23, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) reacts against the Charlotte Bobcats in game two during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Not that there was a whole lot of doubt about the status of LeBron James heading into whatever series awaits the Heat, it’s still nice to know he’s going to be as healthy as he can be. While the Bobcats — no offense to them — were a cakewalk of a series, the Nets or Raptors will be a little harder to manage.

That’s why it’s good to know that while LeBron was limited in practice on Wednesday, he’s back to full participation on Friday.

Whoever the Heat get in next week’s Eastern Conference Semifinal showdown, they’ll need LeBron at certain points over the course of the series. While they went 4-0 this season against the Raptors but they appear to be getting hotter than they’ve ever been. Similarly, the Nets beat the Heat four times this season and are looking to upset them and seek revenge that the Boston Celtics team Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce were on didn’t get.

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