The Miami Heat lost Game 1 of the NBA Finals but the bigger loss was when LeBron James left the game late after cramping up. The fact that the AT&T Center had been turned into an oven didn’t help the cramps go away and forced LeBron to leave and not return, and that has fans thinking that LeBron’s Game 2 status is in doubt.
Thankfully, that likely won’t be the case as the Miami Heat star is going to play in Game 2 on Sunday, so says LeBron James himself.
According to Ira Winderman from the Sun Sentinel, LeBron James is going to play in Game 2 on Sunday night and his cramps at the end of the game on Thursday should be of no concern moving forward.
“If I had to say today,” LeBron James told a packed press conference Friday at the San Antonio Spurs’ practice facility, “I would probably be out on Sunday. I probably won’t play.”
He paused. Some gasped. Then he smiled.
“No, I’ll be all right,” he continued. “I’ll be in uniform on Sunday. I should be 100 percent on Sunday.”
Of course, there is concern if the air conditioning isn’t working right but there’s a low chance of that happening again. Either way, LeBron James missing Game 2 was never really a possibility and his confirmation that he’s going to play is something that will simply help Heat fans sleep well tonight.