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LeBron James let down Daniel Sturridge with NBA Finals performance

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LeBron James admitted today that he felt angry and frustrated after having to sit out the crucial final minutes of Game One of the 2014 NBA Finals last night.

And it is safe to assume his disappointment was shared by England soccer star Daniel Sturridge judging by the above Tweet.

Sturridge has become something of a Miami Heat fan in recent times, and after having been spotted at at earlier NBA playoff game last month, the Liverpool ace was looking forward to enjoying another classic LeBron James performance last night whilst on national team duty in Miami:

"This is more for the night, Let's go @MiamiHEAT @KingJames will get it done tonight!!!," wrote Sturridge alongside a snapshot of the player's tipping of on his TV screen.

Unfortunately for the striker, and obviously LeBron himself, the four-time MVP did not "get it done" in the end as he struggled with the insanely hot conditions inside the AT&T Center.

James still managed 25 points and three assists but had to leave the court with cramp with three minutes still left on the clock as temperatures reached an excruciating 90 degrees fahrenheit.

The San Antonio Spurs took advantage of his absence, finishing the game 110-95 winners to take a 1-0 series lead in the season-ending series.

With Sturridge, who has been in the US with England for two World Cup tune-up games, set to play in the intense heat of Brazil in the coming weeks it is probably safe to assume that he felt some sympathy for his NBA idol considering the circumstances of defeat.

LeBron and the Heat meanwhile will be looking to bounce back in a slightly cooler AT&T Center Sunday night.

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