When the best basketball player in the world misses the last four minutes of an NBA Finals game, the world takes notice. In game one on Thursday night, Miami Heat small forward LeBron James was helped off the court with four minutes left to go due to a cramp in his leg. Many people have taken to Twitter commenting on James’ injury using the phrase #Lebroning. Here are some of the best tweets:
— ESPN Highlights (@HighlightsESPN) June 6, 2014
— E.V. Martinez (@e_to_the_v) June 6, 2014
— Angi Gonzalez (@AnchorAngi) June 6, 2014
— NBA Meme Team (@NBAMemeTeam) June 6, 2014
— Guy Code (@MTV2GuyCode) June 6, 2014
— The Canadian Game (@ItsCanadasGame) June 6, 2014
When James left the game, the Spurs led 94-92. They then went on to make six of their seven shots to blow the game open and win the game 110-95.
One major contribution to James’ cramping was the faulty air conditioning at the AT&T Center. The temperature in the building read 90 degrees Fahrenheit. While all of the players had to deal with the heat, it took the biggest toll on James.
James sat down for an interview with ESPN’s Michael Wilbon on Friday and responded to the attention that his cramping has received.
“I know I'm the easiest target that we have in sports, I'm aware of it,” he said.
Game two of the series is set for Sunday night in San Antonio.