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VIDEO: Jason Smith knees LeBron James in the groin on play at rim

VIDEO: Jason Smith knees LeBron James in the groin on play at rim

LeBron James has had a tough 24 hours. First he scratched his cornea, putting his status against the Wizards in doubt. Then, he played but threw his protective goggles in frustration during the first quarter.

Later on, in the fourth quarter, he had a moment that made all those watching either cringe or laugh hysterically. LeBron got kneed right in the groin by Jason Smith on a play at the rim.

Watch the play right here:

Yikes. That looked painful. But it made for some hilarious tweets. This is my favorite:

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VIDEO: LeBron James throws glasses off court in game vs. Wizards

VIDEO: LeBron James throws glasses off court in game vs. Wizards

While dealing with a scratched cornea, LeBron James began Saturday night's game against the Wizards in Cleveland with protective glasses. But it didn't take long for James to get tired of wearing them.

In between plays in the first quarter, James was caught on camera throwing his glasses to the bench like a frisbee. He chucked them pretty far, too.

Watch the play right here:

It's hard to tell where the glasses went. Did someone catch them? Did they land in the crowd? Will they be for sale on eBay soon? So many questions.

[RELATED: PHOTO: LeBron's tinted glasses nixed by NBA]

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PHOTO: LeBron James wanted to wear tinted glasses vs. Wizards before NBA didn't approve

PHOTO: LeBron James wanted to wear tinted glasses vs. Wizards before NBA didn't approve

LeBron James was cleared to play against the Wizards despite dealing with a scratched cornea, but wanted to wear tinted glasses to protect his eyes both from contact and light. The NBA then stepped in and said he couldn't do that.

Unfortunately that robbed all of us from watching LeBron play basketball while looking like a NASCAR driver.

We have seen players wear glasses and masks and other things before. But it's not often they are tinted.

Here is a look at LeBron's headgear:

That picture was passed around on Twitter before this came out from CSN's Chris Miller:

Surely the Wizards were thrilled to see that he was okay to play.

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