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LeBron James may play for the Miami Heat, but on Thursday night during Game One of the 2014 NBA Finals, the heat was certainly not on his side.
With no air conditioning in the AT&T Center as a result of a power failure to the arena’s electrical system, the game was played in temperatures that reached as high as 90 degrees in the fourth quarter. And while the harsh conditions were felt by just about everyone in the building (players, coaches, and fans all included), no one seemed to be affected by the heat more than LeBron James.
Sure, LeBron was able to record a game-high 25 points, to go along with six rebounds, three assists, and three steals, but he was limited to only 33 minutes of playing time. And with just under four minute remaining in the game, and with the Heat trailing 94-92, the 2013 NBA Finals MVP had to be carried off the court with a severe cramp in his left leg.
LeBron would not return, and Miami managed to score just three more points, as the Spurs pulled away for the 110-95 victory, and a 1-0 series lead.
For Game 2, the Heat may want to consider bringing their own fans and some additional bottles of Gatorade.
Speaking of Gatorade, don’t they have an endorsement deal with LeBron James? I wonder how their PR department plans on cleaning up this mess.