Leave LeBron James alone

Miami Heat forward LeBron James talks to the media on Friday. (USA Today)

Miami Heat forward LeBron James talks to the media on Friday. (USA Today)

Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:26 PM ET

SAN ANTONIO - As soon as LeBron James found himself unable to return down the stretch of Miami’s NBA Finals-opening loss to San Antonio on Thursday night, you knew the avalanche of criticism was coming.

As expected, it all came pouring down, with the usual idiots seizing on any opportunity to attack James in what Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra coined, “Cramp-Gate.” These people live for it, either to boost ratings and earn more money, or just to spout off because they do not like James, who granted, made a huge mistake with his “Decision” ESPN special years ago.

Though it doesn’t seem like it to look at him, James is a human being. He can make a mistake like all of us can (The Decision being the most egregious) and he certainly can succumb to debilitating cramps, as he has now done twice in the past three Finals (he also had cramping issues against the Oklahoma City Thunder). For this he gets damned? When so many other athletes get into so much trouble outside of the sporting arena, s


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