San Antonio, TX, United States (4E Sports) – Miami Heat forward LeBron James said he has fixed his cramping problems and will be 100 percent for Sunday’s Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
He has consumed two and a half bags of intravenous fluids and plans to take extra supplements.
An air-conditioning failure at the AT&T Center caused temperatures on the court to approach 90 degrees and likely was to blame for James’ cramping issues that caused him to miss the final 3:59 of the game.
The Spurs closed the game on a 31-9 run for a 110-95 win.
But James said he was angry his body let him down in such a crucial moment.
“I did everything that I needed to do to prepare for this game, prepare for this moment and to feel like my body failed me. … In a huge Game 1, I wanted to make a statement,” said James.
The Heat superstar was questioned on social media and was mocked by Gatorade for not being hydrated enough. James endorses rival brand Powerade, but drinks Gatorade during games because it is the official NBA sponsor.
“I really don’t care what people say about me, I don’t care about that drink group. … I’m not even going to say their name,” James said.
Earlier Friday, the AT&T Center released a statement saying the air-conditioning issues had been fixed and tested and would be operational for Game 2 on Sunday.
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said if the Spurs can’t get the building to an appropriate temperature for the rest of their home games in the Finals, they should be fined by the NBA.