LeBron James suffered an embarrassing injury Thursday night in the Miami Heat's 110-95 NBA Finals Game 1 defeat to the San Antonio Spurs.
After the air conditioning broke at the AT&T Center, James had to be carried from the game with cramps, and this led to mockery of his injury from fans on social media, and even the company Gatorade.
But at least one person who watches basketball in the world wasn't mocking King James. This man is Lewis Maharam, the Past President of the American College of Sports Medicine's, and he says LeBron should be preparing himself to take a swift tequila shot to avoid the embarrassment again.
To prevent getting cramp again during the NBA Finals, the Heat star should grab any pack of salt he can find.
The doc advises, "Put it in your hand and lick it like you’re drinking tequila," Maharam told USA Today.
James was cramping in the fourth quarter against the Spurs, and it's not the first time he has suffered with the issue.
During Game 4 of the NBA Finals in 2012, he also complained of a similar problem, but Maharam still insists that James doesn't cramp more than most athletes.
“He doesn’t cramp up more than anyone else. If you ever go out to a marathon or a half marathon, I’d say about 70 percent are cramping up and that’s because they’re exerting over a good amount of time," he added.
"LeBron gives his all. And when you’re giving it your all you lose electrolytes and you sweat. And when you lose electrolytes and you sweat, you cramp.”