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SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 05: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat sits on the bench after leaving the game in the fourth quarter with cramps against the San Antonio Spurs during Game One of the 2014 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center on June 5, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Whatever LeBron James does is the subject of intense scrutiny, especially toward the end of an NBA Finals game. The air conditioning at the AT&T Center stopped working early on Thursday night during Game 1 of the NBA Finals and James, who has a history of cramping, was visibly bothered. When the four-time NBA most valuable player and the MVP of the past two editions of the Finals left the floor with cramps with 3:59 remaining, Twitter kicked into high gear.

Current and former professional athletes, pundits, and one rival sponsor, were quick to offer their takes in 140 characters or less:

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