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“James, Jackson and Karl were tested for H1N1 at the Cleveland Clinic. Carper did not know when the results will be known. All three players missed Wednesday's exhibition against Washington but are traveling with the Cavs for preseason games in San Antonio on Friday and Dallas on Saturday. James believes he will be able to play in one of the games. Forward J.J. Hickson and guard Andre Barrett are not making the Texas trip. Jackson said the flu hit him hard. He had a high fever and slept 22 straight hours. "I can't remember ever being that sick," he said. James was still congested as he talked about having to spend the past two days lying in bed. He said he drank over a gallon of water each day. "I think I'm over it now," he said. James believes he may have gotten the flu from the shot he and his teammates got recently to fight the virus. He said his two young sons have not shown any symptoms of being sick. The flu bug has been a minor disruption for Cleveland's training camp, which is winding down as the club prepares for its Oct. 27 season opener against Boston. "If it's going to happen, now is the best time," James said. "I don't wish anyone to be sick. I wish great health for everyone. But if this is the time the flu bug is going to hit our team, I'm glad it's happening now." Cavs guard Delonte West, who has spent time away from the club this month while dealing with personal and legal issues, traveled with the team to Texas. West is being treated for bipolar disorder and has pending misdemeanor weapons charges after he was arrested in Maryland carrying three loaded guns.
You come back around and everyone is like, 'Ugh, you got the cooties.' They don't want to be around you.” -- LeBron James on returning after missing practice with the flu.