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#pounditThursday, September 24, 2020

Gatorade Twitter makes fun of LeBron James over cramping


Game 1 of the NBA Finals is in the books, and all everyone can talk about is broken air conditioning and cramps. LeBron James was so bothered by the hot temperatures in the AT&T Center that he had to leave the game with four minutes remaining. Would that have happened if he drank Gatorade?

After LeBron left the game, which the San Antonio Spurs held on to win, Gatorade started receiving tweets from people who were wondering why the most popular sports drink in the world couldn’t prevent King James from going down. The answer was simple.

As Eye on Basketball noted, Gatorade stopped trying to sign LeBron to a sponsorship deal back in 2003, citing differences in opinions on what role he should have in endorsing the product. LeBron went on to sign with Powerade, so the folks at Gatorade must have been loving all the tweets on Thursday night.

Between the Gatorade stuff and all the “LeBroning” cramp memes we have seen, the world has had quite a few laughs at LeBron’s expense over the past 10 hours or so.

Photo via @Jose3030

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