James scored 20 points, shaking off a stinger on his right elbow in the first quarter – then a high-impact collision with Grant Hill in the final seconds, staying down for nearly 2 minutes before getting pulled to his feet.
He remained in the game. In the locker room afterward, James complained of a headache and seemed more soft-spoken than usual, though insisted he was fine. He didn’t believe he would need additional testing, such as exams to rule out a concussion.
But when James was asked about whether he’s ever had a concussion, he told reporters: “No…I’m too tough for that.”