@ryanbkoo The person cramping wasn't our client. Our athletes can take the heat.— Gatorade (@Gatorade) June 6, 2014
LeBron James left Game 1 of the NBA Finals with cramps, but you already knew that. The morning after it's unclear what's more popular: hot takes about cramps or LeBron himself.
Most people took to Twitter to show off their Internet medical degrees and talk about how the Heat star should have "played through the pain," but fellow athletes came to the King's defense.
Cramps are real. We had a guy with full body cramps ask to "call the police." Not the ambulance. The police.— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) June 6, 2014
@RSherman_25 Remember that cramp you got in your sleep our rookie season…. Told me to call yo momma! Lmao I ain’t forget!— Doug Baldwin Jr (@DougBaldwinJr) June 6, 2014
ANY person seriously saying Lebron should have played through full leg cramps bc Jordan played with flu has NEVER been an athlete EVER....— Donte' Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) June 6, 2014
Whoever is killin Bron for comin out the game has never had severe cramps! You literally cant move...— Anthony Tolliver (@ATolliver44) June 6, 2014
Cramps are absolutely the worst to contend with.— Dominique Wilkins (@DWilkins21) June 6, 2014
Playing thru a flu, and having full body cramps aren't the same. You can't move w/full body cramps.— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) June 6, 2014
I played w/a broken toe b4, but couldn't even stand up w/cramps. Lebron's at a disadvantage in heat because of his level of lean muscle mass— Marcellus Wiley (@marcelluswiley) June 6, 2014
Most athletes were sympathetic with LeBron's plight, but Andy Roddick was critical of how James handled his cramps.
Just saying last thing you wanna do w leg cramps is sit down in a crouch position and rub ice...... All the while not drinking anything ...— andyroddick (@andyroddick) June 6, 2014