Jason Day’s wife, Ellie Day, was taken away on a stretcher from the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder basketball game Thursday evening following a loose ball that brought LeBron James diving into the stands.
Sitting courtside, both Jason and Ellie were caught in the middle of the action when James chased a ball headed out-of-bounds late in the fourth quarter. The 6-foot-8 star saved the ball but crashed head-on into Ellie.
Ellie, who gave birth to the couple’s second child last month, was treated on-site and taken off on a stretcher. TNT’s Craig Sager would later report he saw Ellie smiling and alert. She was later transported to Metro Hospital in Cleveland,according to Tom Withers of the Associated Press. He said Ellie squeezed LeBron’s hand and said she was OK. LeBron later tweeted out an apology, and was asked about it after the game.
“I was going for a loose ball,” James said to ESPN. “Just trying to keep the possession going, and I hate that that was the end result of it.”
Below are two clips of the scary moment. We will update this story when more information becomes available.