LeBron James Crashes Into Jason Day’s Wife, Ellie Day, at Cavaliers Game: Details

Courtside collision. LeBron James crashed into the wife of Australian golfer Jason Day during a game at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on Thursday, December 17.

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers handles the ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder on December 17.
LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers handled the ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Dec. 17. Gregory Shamus/NBAE via Getty Images

James' Cleveland Cavaliers were playing against the Oklahoma City Thunder when the scary incident happened. The NBA superstar, 30, knocked Ellie Day off her seat and fell on top of her while trying to keep the basketball from going out of bounds. The 29-year-old was put on a stretcher and taken to a local hospital as a precautionary measure.

The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James emerges from the front row of fans after going after a loose ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, Dec. 17.
The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James emerged from the front row of fans after going after a loose ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, Dec. 17. Akron Beacon Journal/ TNS /LANDOV

The 6-foot-8 athlete later addressed the accident during a postgame interview. "Obviously, her health is very important, and hopefully she’s doing well. The guys told us she’s doing great now. Going for a loose ball, I was just trying to keep the possession going, and I hate that that was the end result of it," he told ESPN.

Ellie Day, wife of PGA Tour golf player Jason Day, is carried off the floor in a stretcher after Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James collided with her.
Ellie Day, wife of PGA Tour golf player Jason Day, was carried off the floor in a stretcher after the Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James collided with her. John Kuntz/The Plain Dealer via AP

He added: "She squeezed my hand, said she was fine. I think she was just a little weary."

Jason and Ellie married in 2009 and live in Westerville, Ohio. They are parents of son Dash, 3, and daughter Lucy, 1 month.

The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) returns to check on Ellie Harvey Day, wife of golfer Jason Day, middle, after chasing a loose ball into the stands.
The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) returned to check on Ellie Harvey Day, wife of golfer Jason Day (center) after chasing a loose ball into the stands. Akron Beacon Journal/ TNS /LANDOV

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