LeBron's Status For Season Opener Up In The Air

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LeBron James' playing status for Tuesday's season opener against Boston remains unclear.

James has been slowed by a sprained left ankle for more than two weeks and it's still not known whether he'll be on the floor when the Cavaliers take on the Celtics and Kyrie Irving, who asked to be traded by Cleveland this summer.

James took part in some post-practice shooting drills with teammates Monday. He didn't speak with the media as the Cavaliers prepared for their opener, a rematch of last year's Eastern Conference finals.

James has never missed an opener in his NBA career, and teammate J.R. Smith doesn't expect him to miss this one.

The Cavs-Celtics game can be heard on WTAM 1100.  Tipoff at The Q is at 8 p.m.

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