*All the woman had time to do was watch from her courtside seat as LeBron James – all 250 pounds of him – dove directly into her during Thursday’s game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Oklahoma City Thunder.
His victim, it turns out, was the wife of PGA champion Jason Day, the No. 2 golfer in the world. James was scrambling for a loose ball during the fourth quarter and was unable to stop himself before flattening the golfer’s wife, knocking her backwards in her chair and sending her to the hospital. Watch below:
Ellie Day was treated and released from MetroHealth Medical Center early Friday morning, according to hospital spokeswoman Tina Shaerban Arundel.
King’s Cavaliers went on to win 104-100, but the final minutes of the game had become almost trivial.
As Day was being treated by medical personnel inside the arena, James came over to check on her, grabbing her hand.
”She squeezed my hand and said she was fine,” James said afterward. He was en route to a 33-point, 11-assist, nine-rebound performance when the collision took place with 5 minutes left. ”I think she was just a little weary. For me, obviously, her health is very important and hopefully she is doing well. The guys told me she’s doing great now. For me, just going for a loose ball, I tried to keep the possession going, I just hate that that was the end result.”
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Day, who gave birth to her second child last month, was carried from Quicken Loans Arena on a backboard, placed on a stretcher with her head immobilized and taken to the hospital. She was accompanied from the building by her husband, who moments before the collision had chipped foam basketballs to the crowd as part of a promotion.
An hour after the game, James tweeted: ”Ellie Day I hope you’re doing okay! My apologies! Hope u guys come back to another game soon. Love LJ!”
The Days live in suburban Columbus and have attended Cleveland games in the past.
Watch “Good Morning America’s” report below: