Fiji Time: 8:20 PM on Tuesday 21 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

James's cramps a hot issue

Aap
Sunday, June 08, 2014

SAN ANTONIO - For the first three rounds of the playoffs, LeBron James ran roughshod over the competition, barging through defences like child's play and picking up field goals like they were on sale at bargain prices.

So the Miami Heat were shocked when the two-time reigning NBA finals Most Valuable Player was immobilised by leg cramps and unable to even take a step forward late in the fourth quarter of Thursday's finals.

James was still feeling the effects of the leg cramps on Friday, after doctors treated his dehydration and cramping with intravenous drips.

The top-seeded San Antonio Spurs took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series by beating the two-time reigning champion Heat 110-95 on Thursday.

But all the talk on Friday was about the failed air conditioning system, which caused temperatures to soar to more than 30C inside the AT&T Center.

That created huge difficulties for the players.James, has had a career-long problem with staying hydrated in sweltering temperatures.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. The murder of a schoolteacher
  2. Unclaimed body laid to rest
  3. Winner pulls out
  4. $30k win for couple
  5. Wife wished cancer for hubby
  6. Fisherman in hospital after collision at sea
  7. Project funding
  8. Chiefly family to decide on Tui Bua position
  9. FEA shares on offer
  10. $10m music

Top Stories this Week

  1. Gang rape Monday (20 Apr)
  2. It's a lie Wednesday (15 Apr)
  3. Bloody Sunday Monday (20 Apr)
  4. Death shatters dream Monday (20 Apr)
  5. Fatal trip Thursday (16 Apr)
  6. A fair trial, says Singh Wednesday (15 Apr)
  7. Ro Teimumu makes a stand Wednesday (15 Apr)
  8. Son's death shocks family, police investigate brother Saturday (18 Apr)
  9. Wish for son's death Monday (20 Apr)
  10. Five years in exile Friday (17 Apr)