LeBron James' 'Cramp Game' Puts Miami Heat on Brink of NBA Title
June 20, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
There are cramps, and then there are cramps.
There are the kind that bother your brain, like the ones that overcame Russell Westbrook and the young Oklahoma City Thunder. And then there are the kind that lock up your leg, like the ones through which LeBron James played from halftime on (per ESPN's Brian Windhorst) in the Miami Heat's 104-98 win in Game 4 of the 2012 NBA Finals on Tuesday night.
Like a lack of electrolytes was ever any match for LeBron's desire to silence his detractors and move one step closer to finally hoisting the Larry O'Brien Trophy for the first time.
James sure didn't seem like he would've needed an IV of Gatorade after a first half that looked "passive" on tape, though putting up 10 points, six rebounds and eight assists while guiding the Heat back from a 17-point first-quarter deficit is presumably enough work to stir up a debilitating dose of lactic acid in a hurry.
That monkey clinging so tenuously to his back probably didn't help matters either.