The air conditioning breaking in Game 1 of the NBA Finals is a story that has defined the series so far but it’s something that we may not really care about after Game 2.
But the Heat are still hot under the collar about the whole incident and while they’re not making a big deal about it, they’re not going to be so forgiving if such an ‘accident’ happens again. Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra wasn’t pleased with the whole situation and said that while accidents happen, the NBA needs to step in if it should happen again.
“We’re not making any excuses for it,” Spoelstra said. “It was an extreme, unfortunate situation for both teams. It probably won’t happen again, ever. Now, we might have to deal with the absolute opposite in Game 7, who knows. It will be 55 degrees in the arena, unless they don’t get it fixed, which if they don’t, there should be a fine.”
A fine probably should have happened the first time around, but accidents do indeed happen so we can give the Spurs a pass — if only barely so.
But fool us once, shame on you; break the A/C again and you’d better pony up some cash. The A/C breaking was ridiculous and the fact that the Spurs had fans in their locker room and not in the Heat locker room seems to be something that deserves a fine or at the very least some sort of punishment.