LeBron James a game-time decision (flu) for Heat-Lakers matchup

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 17: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat looks on during a game against the San Antonio Spurs at American Airlines Arena on January 17, 2012 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

It looks like the injury bug that has been plaguing some of the Miami Heat roster has been joined by the flu bug, which has stung LeBron James and might keep him out of tonight's game against Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Heat will already be without Dwyane Wade, who is still suffering from a badly sprained right ankle. Wade will miss his 5th game of the season, but so far Miami has gone 4-0 without Dwyane in the lineup.

LeBron has been sick all week, which includes Tuesday night when he torched the San Antonio Spurs for 33 points, 10 assists and 5 rebounds, so just because he isn't feeling well doesn't mean he wont be suiting up. Still, with his official status being ‘game time decision' there will be a lot of uneasy Heat fans out there until we know for sure that LeBron is going to play.

UPDATE 6:08pm- The Miami Heat have announced that LeBron James will be in the starting lineup tonight against the Lakers.

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