Game 1 was a mess for more than one reason but perhaps the biggest joke of all was that for some reason the A/C broke in one of the hottest states in the country and forced the temperatures inside of the AT&T Center to reach nearly 90 degrees. This, as you’d suspect, caused some issues with the players already putting their bodies through intense stress and LeBron James broke down late in the contest.
If the site of seeing him carried off the court in the fourth quarter wasn’t sad enough, news that he had to receive an IV after the game is even more depressing.
LeBron is getting an IV and is not available to the media per ESPN
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) June 6, 2014
LeBron currently getting an IV because of the cramps.
— Jason Lieser (@PBPjasonlieser) June 6, 2014
LeBron James misses postgame interviews and is currently receiving an IV. (via @MiamiHEAT)
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 6, 2014
Let’s not get out the tinfoil hats just yet and cry conspiracy, as the broken A/C could have caused anyone to cramp up, including members of the San Antonio Spurs, but the fact that it happened to LeBron James is super unfortunate.
He doesn’t seem to be suffering from any other injuries, just some cramping, and the IV wil likely help hydrate him and loosen his muscles back up. His status for Game 2 shouldn’t be fretted about but the shoddy A/C inside the AT&T Center may be a cause for concern moving forward.