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NBA report: LeBron James, Derrick Rose set to play in season openers

NBA report: LeBron James, Derrick Rose set to play in season openers

LeBron James won't cut any corners to prolong his NBA career.

After practicing for the first time since receiving an anti-inflammatory injection in his back, increasing the chances he'll play in Tuesday's season opener in Chicago, the Cleveland Cavaliers forward said he would never consider sitting out practices to preserve his body.

“I haven't gotten to this point by cheating the game,” the four-time MVP said. “If I'm capable of practicing, I will practice. If I'm capable of playing, I'll play. When I'm not, I'll quit. The game has gave too much for me to ever cheat the game. That's not how I was born. That's not how I was taught.

“And...

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