Royal Pain

Lebron James Can’t Take the Heat

As the temperature rose, LeBron James wilted. After the air-conditioning went out during Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Lebron James had to leave early in the fourth quarter due to severe leg cramping caused by the heat. The San Antonio Spurs would go on to outscore the Heat 36-17 in the final 12 minutes en route to a 100-95 win. "It was the whole left leg, damn near the whole left side," James said. "I was losing a lot [of fluids] throughout the game. It was extremely hot in the building, you know, both teams, fans, everybody could feel it." The irony was too much, especially for Gatorade, which began taunting Lebron with tweets. "The person cramping wasn't our client. Our athletes can take the heat," adding "we were waiting on the sidelines, but he prefers to drink something else." James has a deal with Powerade, Gatorade's rival.