Gatorade trolls LeBron James as Heat star cramps up in Game 1

Miami Heat forward LeBron James in pain on the bench during Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the...

Miami Heat forward LeBron James in pain on the bench during Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, June 5, 2014. (AFP)

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, Last Updated: 11:24 PM ET

When you’re the top athlete in your sport, it’s expected you’ll take a lot of heat.

Miami Heat forward LeBron James got a double dose Thursday.

An air conditioning malfunction at the AT&T Center during Game 1 of the NBA Finals led to James cramping up and sitting out the final minutes of a 110-95 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.

That led to detractors on social media criticizing his effort, and some of the shade thrown his way came from an unlikely source.

Gatorade – which does not sponsor James – tossed a few grenades at the NBA star on Twitter.


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