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Jason Day will sit front row for Game 3 of the NBA Finals; his wife will NOT (Thanks, LeBron)

June 05, 2017

After getting blown out in the first two games of the 2017 NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers will return home for Game 3 on Wednesday night. And Ohio transplant Jason Day will be one of the 20,000-plus rowdy fans packed into Quicken Loans Arena hoping to lead their team to another historic turnaround. But his wife? Well. . .

"I'm going to watch the Cavs on Wednesday," Day told reporters following his T-15 at the Memorial. "Gotta support the team. Not second row, I'm sitting right in the front row. The wife is not coming."

Then Day broke into a big chuckle. It wasn't because the Aussie was giddy about having a guy's night out, but rather, it was a reference to that time LeBron James dove for a loose ball and wound up sending his wife, Ellie, to the hospital for the night.

Day can laugh now, but sight of a 6-foot-8, 260-pound James barreling into the crowd -- not to mention Ellie leaving on a stretcher -- was pretty terrifying. Here's a look back at that moment from Dec. 18, 2015:

After going to Game 3 of the NBA Finals, Day will head to Erin Hills for the weekend to practice for the upcoming U.S. Open so he'll miss Game 4. And unfortunately for Day, Game 6 in Cleveland will overlap with the first round of that tournament.

Who are we kidding? With the way the Warriors are playing, there isn't going to be a Game 6.