‘Get Well ASAP Bro’: LeBron James and other NBA players show support as CJ McCollum is diagnosed with collapsed lung


Sad news has arrived in the world of the NBA. CJ McCollum of Portland Trail Blazers has been diagnosed with collapsed lungs and is out indefinitely. Injuries continue to plague the league as the big stars face serious injuries. LeBron James and other players have shown their support for McCollum and reacted to the terrible news.


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McCollum is one of the elite offensive guards in the game today. When Damian Lillard was out injured at the start of the season, he really shone with his attack. However, even with Lillard, the duo are there most of the time. Now these two athletes have suffered serious injuries.

Jan 1, 2021; San Francisco, California, United States; Portland Trail Blazers goaltender CJ McCollum (3) passes the ball against the Golden State Warriors in the first quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

This news shocked many NBA players. Likewise, LeBron James and others took to Twitter to show their support for their fellow athlete.


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LeBron James and others are behind McCollum

Star Guardian Damian Lillard was first eliminated for the Blazers. He missed the last four games for them. While McCollum took the offensive charge for those games, he suffered the injury in the last quarter of their game against the Boston Celtics. Although he is listed as probable for the game against the Los Angeles Clippers, he did not participate in that game.

A CT scan later showed he had a lung collapse.

Hearing this, NBA players such as LeBron James, Bradley Beal, Jamal Murray and others showed their support for the shooter. They prayed for McCollum and wished him a speedy recovery. It only shows that the spirit of competition only exists at court and that the spirit of brotherhood always persists.


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Normally, a collapsed lung can take between two and six weeks to recover, depending on the extent and cause of the injury. During the time, chest pain and shortness of breath are common symptoms. While a normal person can resume their activities with the doctor’s approval, it will be a slow process for CJ McCollum.

Basketball takes a heavy toll on the body and proper breathing throughout the game is key. Therefore, the Trail Blazers will be looking to take no chances and give their superstar all the time he needs to heal from this injury.


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McCollum himself posted an Instagram post and is grateful that nothing major has happened to him. The star is starting an extremely positive recovery and the NBA world is by his side.

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