Professional athletics can be something of a brotherhood. When LeBron went down with cramps in game 1 of the Finals, athletes were quick to jump on Twitter to make it clear that it’s nearly impossible to do anything once muscles cramp up.
Cramps are absolutely the worst to contend with.
— Dominique Wilkins (@DWilkins21) June 6, 2014
Whoever is killin Bron for comin out the game has never had severe cramps! You literally cant move…
— Anthony Tolliver (@ATolliver44) June 6, 2014
For people questioning LBJ for not playing. I assume you never actually played a sport. A cramp restricts your entire body #NBAFinals2014
— Eddie A Johnson (@Jumpshot8) June 6, 2014
Just for the record, having cramps during a game is no joke. I mean I seriously one time was almost in tears. Cramps bring you to the knees
— Kirk Morrison (@kirkmorrison) June 6, 2014
I played w/a broken toe b4, but couldn’t even stand up w/cramps. Lebron’s at a disadvantage in heat because of his level of lean muscle mass
— Marcellus Wiley (@marcelluswiley) June 6, 2014