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Ellie Day | "First of all, I am okay!!"

Posted at 5:24 PM, Dec 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-18 17:29:08-05

Ellie Day, the woman who was taken out by LeBron James when he dove into the crowd during a play in Thursday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, has released a statement saying she's okay. 

In the statement, Day said she was okay, but she didn't remember until 2 a.m. Friday that the ball came towards her during the game. She said her head and neck were injured and being tackled by James felt like being in a minor car accident. Regardless, she doesn't blame James for not being able to stop before barreling into her. 

SportsCenter tweeted out the statement Friday. 

The collision happened with just five minutes left in the game as James scrambled for a loose ball, diving right into Ellie Day, the wife of golfer Jason Day.

 

James was unable to slow himself in time from plowing into Day, who was sitting next to her husband enjoying the Cavs' 104-100 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

James spoke briefly to Ellie Day as she was being immobilized and strapped to a backboard before being carried out of Quicken Loans Arena.

Cavs coach David Blatt, who spent years coaching in Europe, has long been worried about courtside fan safety.

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