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Report: LeBron James Played Through This Injury In NBA Finals

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers stands on the court during their game against the Golden State Warriors.

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 16: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers stands on the court during their game against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on January 16, 2017 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

LeBron James reportedly played through an injury during the NBA Finals loss to the Golden State Warriors, according to a new report by USA TODAY NBA insider Sam Amick.

The Cleveland Cavaliers star put up a ridiculous NBA Finals stat line, averaging 34 points, 10 assists and 8.5 rebounds a game over the four-game sweep, but he reportedly did so while not at 100 percent.

Amick reports that James was playing through a "serious" bone contusion in his right hand, an injury that was reportedly sustained during Game 2.

"LeBron James has been playing with a serious bone contusion in his right hand since Game 2, I’m told," Amick reports.

James reportedly sustained the injury after punching a white board after the Game 1 loss. "The injury was the product of frustration: He punched a white board after Game 1, I’m told," Amick reports.

James was reportedly significantly wrapped up with ice after the Game 4 loss.

James will now head to free agency, which begins on July 1.