Skip to comments.TV Ratings Dictated NBA’s Decision to Play Finals Despite A/C Failure
Posted on 06/06/2014 9:47:25 AM PDT by EveningStar
You know that controversial NBA game last night more than a few water coolers are privy to this morning? ...
The one played in an arena where the air conditioning went out due to an electrical failure, turning the court in a 90-degree sauna, resulting in said cramps for one LeBron James?
It should have never been played...
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LOL somebody has never been to the August race at Michigan International Speedway.
Everyone was at the same disadvantage.
If it was Boris Diaw suffering from cramps NO ONE would care this morning.
Open the doors. Bring in fans.
There hasn’t always been AC for B-ball players.
Basketball was never meant to be a June sport.
I am a bit confused.
Did the entire arena not have AC or did the AC only work where the Spurs players happened to be standing, running and shooting, but not where the Miami players were?
Shut down the Internet, we have winner!!! Booyah!!!
Good point-—it was only LeBron that couldn’t play through the cramps. Its not his fault but if multiple players went down then we have a real storyline. sHeat happens.
When the season lasts 8 months, you just might have to play when it is hot.
Does anybody care?
I read a piece on ESPN or FOX yesterday: more people watched the THREE day NFL draft than watched the recent SEVEN game series featuring the mighty Lebron James.
As the writer said (paraphrase): More people tuned in to watch a guy stand at a podium and read names than did to watch a deciding playoff series.
I hope basketball becomes the laughingstock of pro sports. Billionaires paying obscene amounts of money to buy a team so they can pay guys millions of dollars to dribble a basketall? Yuck.
Uh ... two teams played in that “sauna” and only one player had cramps. Most of the Spurs players are much older than “king” James too.
When they have teams in Texas, Georgia and Florida, you will definitely have to play in the heat.
Apparently, only the LeBron AC was not working.
Oh the sacrifice, the humanity...really, a hot arena...must have been excruciating, I hope they get some extra pay for putting their life on the line to serve up some entertainment.
You mean these guys get paid millions of dollars to “play a game” in the heat...That’s a lot like an Army Private that gets paid $23,000 annually to serve in Afghanistan with his life on the line. Yeah, a lot like that.
Sorry, give a damn is busted...no tears shed here.
B-Ball was meant to be played outside on a cracked concrete court strewn with broken glass, with chaIned hoops, and dope dealers on the sidelines instead of beer vendors ...
Wow that’s a rather hispanic name for being totally afraid of heat. 90 degrees, BFD. It was 108 in Tucson yesterday and outdoor sports were played.
And no the outcome isn’t compromised, both teams played under the same conditions. Less than ideal conditions yes, but still the same. Toughen up, earn your game checks.
They play it in August for the Olympics.
82 games just seem like a bit much when more than half the teams get into the playoffs anyway. But I'm not a fan of pro basketball so they could play year around in the Mojave Desert for all I care. I heard recently they were slaves anyway.
Obviously written by a Miami Heat fan.
The HORROR! No AC! Wah! Wah! Wah! Whatever can we do with no AC! I mean, players got cramps because they were hot! Wah!
...Sobbed Lebron James
Remember, basketball aint football. Conditions need to be optimum or the outcome is compromised, as was obviously the case last night (and Im a Nets fan, so dont bother making me a Heat-homer). Again, the temperature on the court was 90 degrees with no breeze and 19,000 sweaty fans in the stands.
“It should have never been played...”
...Sobbed Lebron James
Aaaawwww, poor baby, did he have a little sand in his clam...
and here comes every woman in America ripping on LeBron about not playing through cramps.
I believe he also whined about Miguel Cabrera making twice as much as him. However Miguel Cabrera plays twice as many games at a rate of 5 or 6 per week.
I hope the Spurs sweep them.
I think Mr. Ballmer will take care of LeBron’s little “problem.”
I'm up for giving him one of these the next time he can't make it off the court.
complaining about air conditioning on the 70th anniversary of D-Day....probably not the best timing
Amen to that!
You mean the Miami Trayvons?
No one, including LeBron, was complaining about the heat. A bigger question is whether the AC outage was “accidental.” Did the Heat get
I remember game 7 between Lakers and Celtics when the
AC was broken at the Garden. Nobody whined about having
cramps. Robert Parish weighed 11 pounds lighter after the
game. That’s alot of sweat.
There are college teams that play with no A/C.
The European & other overseas players are used to playing with no A/C.
It wasn't too long ago there were NBA arenas without A/C.
This isn't the first time LeFraud has dealt with cramps late in the season. He needs to prepare better.
Assume the A/C failure was a devious plot by Popovich.
Who would naturally be affected? 38 year old Tim Duncan and the rest of the old geezers who play for the Spurs.
However, it is well known that LBJ has had heat cramps before in previous games that have taken him out of the game.
So, even if that’s the case, it sux to be him. He is fat and out of shape. Living the South Beach lifestyle does not agree with him. Perhaps he should adopt a South Beach Diet.
WOW , The NBA is on TV , who knew
Yes, that’s what I call them.
I’ve seen winning drivers in NASCAR who have been unable to stand and go directly to stretchers after races. Ricky Rudd actually needed skin grafts from the burns he got from the seat.
Things are considerably better now but still hot in the cars.
None of them wearing tactical gear or chem gear and not making the money these cry babies bad boys.
Awwwwww, poor widdle things. Whatever did mankind do before a/c?!?
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