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Spurs found the kryptonite....

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Posted: 6/5/2014 10:33 PM

Spurs found the kryptonite.... 


...just pull the plug on the AC.

Fourth quarter floor temp over 90 degrees.
...her words are best taken with "the usual reservations with which we might sip a patent medicine. Some may like the flavor...but it is not a cure.... Nor would we, ordinarily, place much confidence in the diagnosis of a doctor who supposes that the Hippocratic Oath is a kind of curse."
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Posted: 6/5/2014 11:05 PM

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Everybody had to play in that temp......
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Posted: 6/5/2014 11:43 PM

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esward wrote: Everybody had to play in that temp......
True....But if the Clippers are worth 2 billion dollars, and the guys on the floor are making millions each, it would seem that San Antonio could make sure the air works.

Lebron is not exactly old school. He reminds me of the Russian dude played by Dolph Lundgren in Rocky IV....a whole lot of science and high tech preparation.  This clip will bring back some cold war memories.

Could it be he did not prepare for something as basic as that heat?  If that was the problem, I suspect he is on IV fluids right now.

I wonder what the environment is normally like in an NBA game, or how far we'd need to go back to find one played in a stuffy old gym?
...her words are best taken with "the usual reservations with which we might sip a patent medicine. Some may like the flavor...but it is not a cure.... Nor would we, ordinarily, place much confidence in the diagnosis of a doctor who supposes that the Hippocratic Oath is a kind of curse."
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Posted: 6/6/2014 12:27 AM

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esward wrote: Everybody had to play in that temp......
True....But if the Clippers are worth 2 billion dollars, and the guys on the floor are making millions each, it would seem that San Antonio could make sure the air works.

Lebron is not exactly old school. He reminds me of the Russian dude played by Dolph Lundgren in Rocky IV....a whole lot of science and high tech preparation.  This clip will bring back some cold war memories.

Could it be he did not prepare for something as basic as that heat?  If that was the problem, I suspect he is on IV fluids right now.

I wonder what the environment is normally like in an NBA game, or how far we'd need to go back to find one played in a stuffy old gym?

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To answer the first question, I have no idea. One would think that the Spurs had a back up plan or at least a plan to handle a failure like this. With that said, it takes a lot of cold air to cool down an arena of that size with 20k fans giving off heat. Perhaps the arena does not have the capability to rush that much air through the arena in a short period of time.

I agree that he isn't old school but any basketball player has played in a gym hotter than that. Lebron is roughly 4 months older that I and I've done it. With that said, no one on the floor tonight routinely plays in those kind of temperatures. Some might train in heat during the preseason but those guys are used to playing in air conditioned facilities. The "old" guys, Allen, Duncan, Parker, Ginobli, etc seemed to be fine.

My biggest question is why was he not receiving IV fluids during halftime? And the other question is that he seemed so fluid when moving on offense, why was he some cramped up after so? The easy answer is that adrenaline powered him through that but I don't understand why it didn't to the other end.
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Posted: 6/6/2014 12:38 AM

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I'm sure he's heard the old lines about how the "great ones" play through the pain.  That makes for great inspirational material, but when an athlete like Lebron is saying he can't go, then you better find out why before he makes the problem worse.

After the way the Trial by Combat ended on "Game of Thrones" the other night, I'm convinced both Hollywood and professional sports are taking cues from professional wrestling.  Makes for good TV.


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esward wrote: Everybody had to play in that temp......
True....But if the Clippers are worth 2 billion dollars, and the guys on the floor are making millions each, it would seem that San Antonio could make sure the air works.

Lebron is not exactly old school. He reminds me of the Russian dude played by Dolph Lundgren in Rocky IV....a whole lot of science and high tech preparation.  This clip will bring back some cold war memories.

Could it be he did not prepare for something as basic as that heat?  If that was the problem, I suspect he is on IV fluids right now.

I wonder what the environment is normally like in an NBA game, or how far we'd need to go back to find one played in a stuffy old gym?

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To answer the first question, I have no idea. One would think that the Spurs had a back up plan or at least a plan to handle a failure like this. With that said, it takes a lot of cold air to cool down an arena of that size with 20k fans giving off heat. Perhaps the arena does not have the capability to rush that much air through the arena in a short period of time.

I agree that he isn't old school but any basketball player has played in a gym hotter than that. Lebron is roughly 4 months older that I and I've done it. With that said, no one on the floor tonight routinely plays in those kind of temperatures. Some might train in heat during the preseason but those guys are used to playing in air conditioned facilities. The "old" guys, Allen, Duncan, Parker, Ginobli, etc seemed to be fine.

My biggest question is why was he not receiving IV fluids during halftime? And the other question is that he seemed so fluid when moving on offense, why was he some cramped up after so? The easy answer is that adrenaline powered him through that but I don't understand why it didn't to the other end.
...her words are best taken with "the usual reservations with which we might sip a patent medicine. Some may like the flavor...but it is not a cure.... Nor would we, ordinarily, place much confidence in the diagnosis of a doctor who supposes that the Hippocratic Oath is a kind of curse."
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Posted: 6/6/2014 9:24 AM

for a sweatbox of an arena see........ 


the old boston garden. or maybe even the old barnhill.
the farther we get from things past the more revisionist history creeps in.
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Posted: 6/6/2014 10:59 AM

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There was an tweet by ESPN last night on this, the 84-87(?) Celtics played the 4 straight Finals in hotter temps.

There is an article this morning that says Lebron has a history of cramping in above avg temps.

Also saw a rumor that the Spurs practiced all week with the AC off. Doesn't seem like much, but looks like it worked;)


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the old boston garden. or maybe even the old barnhill.

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Posted: 6/6/2014 11:21 AM

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If Lebron has that history, I wonder if it is natural or chemically imposed.
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Posted: 6/6/2014 11:24 AM

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huh.gif  They are the Miami Heat huh.gif

Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about

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Posted: 6/6/2014 11:30 AM

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Natural, said he had same issues in HS. If it's a natural issue, I wouldn't be surprised to see every AC unit in every stadium break next year when the Heat come to town.


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If Lebron has that history, I wonder if it is natural or chemically imposed.

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Posted: 6/6/2014 4:38 PM

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Can he fully recover in 72 hours? Besides acute fluid and electrolyte loss, is there any additional muscle damage associated with dehydration? Any doctors, trainers, or otherwise knowledgeable folks out there care to wade in?
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Posted: 6/6/2014 6:21 PM

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It's a little bit different, but in 98 my unit went on a 25 mile road march with 55 pound rucks. About mile 19 I started cramping and got IV's while I continued, can't let your battles down. Made it back and ended up taking three IV's plus chugging Gatorade and water. For the next two days I was sore, but the third day I was fine. Don't know if Lebron got the same kind of rehydration techniques but from my view he should be fine.


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Can he fully recover in 72 hours? Besides acute fluid and electrolyte loss, is there any additional muscle damage associated with dehydration? Any doctors, trainers, or otherwise knowledgeable folks out there care to wade in?

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