An electrical failure shorted out the air conditioning at AT&T Center during Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals on Thursday, leading to sweltering conditions that contributed to Miami Heat star LeBron James experiencing cramps that forced him out for the final four minutes of what wound up being a 110-95 win for the San Antonio Spurs. The space between Thursday's final buzzer and the start of Sunday's Game 2 has been filled with chatter about the finer points of HVAC repair, hydration, conspiracy theorizing and Internet idiocy, whether generated by brands or the general public. It's been ... well, it's been something.
With hydration talk all the rage this weekend, Spurs shooting guard Danny Green — who weathered the steamy climate in San Antonio to score 11 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter, propelling a 31-9 run that gave the Spurs a 1-0 series lead — decided to have a bit of fun on Sunday afternoon:
"Staying hydrated before game 2 lol," Green wrote in the caption of his Instagram post, which he closed by tagging Alkame Water, a brand of drink that Green endorses. That's nice. Staying hydrated is important.
The air conditioning was fixed this weekend, and the climate is reportedly just fine — and perhaps even a bit chilly — at AT&T Center on Sunday. Here's hoping nobody catches frostbite; I shudder to think what sock-making athletic apparel companies' social media presences would come up with.
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