So, it’s been a month since LeBron left with a groin injury during the Christmas Day game and was pronounced “day to day,” and the day after, it was reported that his MRI was clean and he wasn’t supposed to miss much time. Only later did Rich Paul come out and say it wasn’t just a sprain but a minor tear. The Ringer has a rundown of the timeline and some fun conspiracy theories on the (deliberately?) slow/misleading information flow. Here’s there timeline: Windhorst on ESPN has a piece up this week as well, focusing on the gambling implications of injury information protocols in the NBA. Overall, it seems like the kind of gamesmanship that NFL teams deal in regarding injuries, but that’s one instance where the NFL may be ahead of the NBA in terms of the exact and regimented flow of information and player availability classification.