LeBron James had to leave game one of the NBA Finals last night with leg cramps that completely shutdown his muscles. Well Twitter completely got on the four-time MVP's back about going out of the game, calling him everything from a soft touch to a bottler.
One of the examples that a lot of the Lebron haters use when berating him is that of Isaiah Thomas. The former Detroit Pistons point guard and Hall of Famer had 25-point fourth quarter in Game 6 of the 1988 NBA Finals, in which he went 11-of-13 from the field while playing through a severely sprained ankle, a jammed left pinkie, and a poked eye.
Well Thomas himself has come out and said that neither him nor even Michael Jordan could have played through what was afflicting the Miami Heat star last night.
"There is no athlete on the planet who could've played through those cramps," Thomas said to Yahoo! Sports. "Michael Jordan couldn't have played through those cramps. I absolutely couldn't have played through those cramps. As an athlete, there's nothing you could do."
The thing is, that even with the injury that 'Jordan or Thomas couldn't play through' James did all that he could to get back on to the court and help his team.
The 29-year old had an IV placed during half time to feed fluids directly into his body, he changed his whole kit as well during that period to try everything possible to keep water in.
And even after he had to be carried off the court, he still wanted to come in. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra was having none of it though. "Don't even think about it. You can't even move," Spo said as James tried to get up.
James didn't warrant the public hate that he has got for the cramps. They happen when you are that physically different from everyone else in the league, an incredible specimen that pays for being so athletic.
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