James conceded that he was annoyed that his body failed him at a crucial time.
It doesn’t take much for his critics to get on his back, and after LeBron James was forced to sit out down the stretch in Game 1 due to cramp, the mocking inevitably followed.
With their star man on the bench, the Heat saw the opening game of the NBA Finals 2014 slip out of their grasp as both teams struggled to contend with the soaring temperatures after the air-conditioning system failed at the AT&T Center.
James was visibly struggling to make it through the end of the game and eventually called to the bench to be taken off, and it didn’t take long for his detractors to have their fun with the situation.
Miami’s superstar had to be carried off the court in the fourth quarter, and after that ‘#LeBroning# was born with fans posting images on Twitter mocking James’ problems. Here are three of the best:
#Lebroning /.^ lmao pic.twitter.com/r8sHIzVH2v
— Priscilla Menchaca♥ (@OneOfaKindCilla) June 6, 2014
— Claire Trammel (@ClaireTrammel) June 6, 2014
Lebron sure could have used Lance Stevenson in Game 1! #BeatTheHeat #HeatvsSpurs #NBAFinals #Lebroncramps #Lebroning pic.twitter.com/TejYTsbX9s
— RaffaeleG2 (@RaffaeleG2) June 6, 2014