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Jun 5, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) celebrates with San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) and forward Boris Diaw (33) during the fourth quarter in game one of the 2014 NBA Finals at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

San Antonio Spurs Daily: LeBron James Almost Dies from Leg Cramp

Jun 5, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) reacts after getting injured in the fourth quarter while being helped to the bench by teammates against the San Antonio Spurs in game one of the 2014 NBA Finals at AT&T Center. The Spurs beat the Heat 110-95. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NBA Finals: Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili are all older than LeBron James, and they played just as many minutes as the Leg Cramp King.

In fact, Duncan and Parker played more.

Excuses are excuses are excuses.

And that’s all we’re going to say about that.

Okay, okay, I won’t give any more examples of stars willing themselves through excruciatingly painful situations.



How about instead of taking away from LeBron, we give credit to the San Antonio Spurs.

Five players scored in double figures, and Kawhi Leonard and Marco Belinelli had nine points apiece.

Boris Diaw grabbed 10 rebounds, as did Duncan. Ginobili tallied 11 assists.

And none of them got leg cramps.

Air Alamo Featured Columnist Ethan Cohen lists out five deciding factors in the Spurs-Heat series, and some of them have already come into fruition: Marco Belinelli showed up, Tony Parker was very effective and the Heat bench only scored 20 points.

On another note, Parker was voted to the All-NBA 2nd team, and our own Nathan Brown lists out the 2013-2014 All-NBA selections:

2013-14 All-NBA First Team

Position Player, Team (1st Team Votes) Points

Forward | Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City (125) | 625

Forward | LeBron James, Miami (124) | 623

Center | Joakim Noah, Chicago (101) | 551

Guard | James Harden, Houston (73) | 502

Guard | Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers (86) | 540

2013-14 All-NBA Second Team

Position Player, Team (1st Team Votes) Points

Forward | Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers (5) | 350

Forward | Kevin Love, Minnesota (2) | 237

Center | Dwight Howard, Houston (9) | 226

Guard | Stephen Curry, Golden State (65) | 489

Guard | Tony Parker, San Antonio (14) | 210

2013-14 All-NBA Third Team

Position Player, Team (1st Team Votes) Points

Forward | Paul George, Indiana (4) | 171

Forward | LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland (2) | 159

Center | Al Jefferson, Charlotte (4) | 191

Guard | Goran Dragic, Phoenix (1) | 115

Guard | Damian Lillard, Portland (2) | 115

Game 2 tips off Sunday, 8 PM ET on ABC. Leg cramps or not, let’s give the San Antonio Spurs the credit they deserve if they win two in a row.

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