June 6, 2014
Miami’s LeBron James sits on the bench after leaving Thursday’s Game 1 of the NBA Finals with a cramp as coach Erik Spoelstra looks on. The Heat and Spurs played in temperatures as high as 90 degrees — which caused James to cramp up — because of an air conditioning malfunction. (Reuters)
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Not long after the San Antonio Spurs apologetically announced the AT&T Center air conditioning unit was operational, Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra lobbied for the NBA to considering fining the team if there is a repeat of Game 1’s cooling failure.