LeBron facing Game 5 challenge

Originally Published: May 11, 2010
By Brian Windhorst | Special to ESPN.com

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James was bedridden and practically unable to talk for days last spring, mostly alone with his thoughts, with the Cleveland Cavaliers' loss in the Eastern Conference finals very fresh in his mind.

Less than 48 hours after the Cavs lost Game 6 in Orlando last May, James had a benign tumor removed from his jaw in a major three-hour procedure in which surgeons had to make a large incision around his ear to get all of the growth. It was in those dark hours when ...

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