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After LeBron James left last night’s game with cramps, the Internet exploded with “Michael Jordan would never leave the game with cramps” comments.
Funny thing about that though – Jordan did ask to sit out during a NBA Finals game once…because of cramps. It was Game 4 of the 1997 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz, but very few people knew about the situation because of the lack of media back then.
Grantland’s Bill Barnwell dug this up, via Roland Lazenby’s “Michael Jordan: The Life”
It would later be learned that a Bulls team assistant had mistakenly replaced the players’ Gatorade with GatorLode, a heavy drink used for building carbs. “It was like eating baked potatoes,” explained trainer Chip Schaeffer. Down the stretch, Chicago’s players complained of stomach cramps and Jordan even asked to sit for a time, something he never did at a key moment.
Jordan went on to return to the game but it was too little to late. The Jazz went on to win the game 78-73. People love to hate LeBron,
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Former NBA forward Horace Grant, who won three straight NBA titles with Jordan and the Bulls from 1991-93, argued during an appearance on a Chicago radio station on Tuesday that his Bulls team could have easily beaten LeBron James’ current Miami Heat squad.
“The Heat wouldn’t have had a chance,” Grant said,...
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The sports drink company took took to Twitter to clearly take a few swipes at King James’ expense — who is sponsored by Powerade — after the Heat star exited Game 1 of the NBA Finals...
I love to hate on James like the next guy, and I love to say Jordan and Bird are better. But for LeBron's recent scandal.. I don't know what to think. Bird played in more than a few games in the old Boston Garden that were hotter than game 1 Thursday night. But I feel James would have gone if he truly could have. I've had some bad cramping, and I know I can't do much...
LeBron James was crippled by cramps in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Here are the top Twitter reactions.
Posted to NBA News & RumorsWhen LeBron James asked to be taken out of Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals last night due to cramping in his legs, a lot of people who were watching the game immediately thought one thing: “There’s no way Michael Jordan would have asked to come out of the game there!”
Well…MJ did ask to be taken out. Bill Barnwell of Grantland tweeted this earlier...
The Spurs topped the Heat 110-95 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, thanks in large part to a faulty air conditioner and LeBron James’ history of cramping. With the AT&T Center steaming, LeBron developed cramping in his legs so bad that he had to leave the game with just under four minutes left. It was so debilitating that James had to be carried to the bench, and just like Jordan...
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- If the NBA Finals resumed Friday, there would be no way LeBron James could play.
There's no game until Sunday.
And James plans to be ready by then.
With his gait still affected by severe cramping and dehydration, and feeling the effects of a sleepless night brought on by several trips to the bathroom -- an unavoidable drawback of having his body filled with...
LeBroning memes took over the Internet after LeBron James was carried off the court due to cramping in Game 1.
For those of you who didn’t know, Allen Iverson celebrated his 39th birthday today and Miami Heat star LeBron James decided to do a little tribute to AI during today’s NBA Finals media session.
After he was asked a question by teammate Dwyane Wade, LeBron decided to drop his own version of the practice rant:
If you want to remember the original AI rant, check that out below...
Game One of the 2014 NBA Finals will likely involve some heated debate for years to come—especially if the San Antonio Spurs go on to win the series.@_MarcusD_/TwitterFrom the moment that LeBron James was carried off the court inside the sweltering AT&T Center in San Antonio Thursday night there were two things that were guaranteed to happen: (1) LeBron was going to be mercilessly...
The air conditioning at AT&T Center is fixed for Game 2 of the NBA Finals, but San Antonio fans can still let everyone know that their team can take the heat.
Fanatics is now selling "I'm From Texas, I Can Take The Heat" shirts after the Spurs survived a sweltering hot win over the Miami Heat to take a 1-0 series lead.
After the A/C went out in Game 1 on Thursday...
When the Miami Heat took the floor this afternoon for practice before game two of the NBA finals, LeBron James feet immediately became a subject of discussion, and I don’t mean the precision of his footwork.
I’m not sure if practicing in the Air Yeezys will assist LeBron in avoiding anymore debilitating cramp-ups, but they sure as hell look good on the court.
If nothing else, LeBron James' spirits seem to be doing just fine.
The four-time NBA MVP -- who was sidelined late in Game 1 with cramping issues -- took a page from Allen Iverson when Miami Heat teammate Dwyane Wade asked him a question at the end of Saturday's media session.
Take a look:
Duncan will be looking for a fifth ring and James his third. Who will get it done? (via bleacherreport)
Well, here it is.
A repeat of the 2013 NBA Finals, where the Miami Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs in a seven game showdown.
The Heat will be looking for its third championship in a row while San Antonio is searching for its fifth championship since 1999. Last year was the...