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LeBron James

RIPPED BY GATORADE

'Our Athletes Can Take the Heat'

6/6/2014 6:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Gatorade Disses LeBron James Leg Cramp
Gatorade is thirsty ... for a fight -- because last night, the sports drink was talkin' serious SMACK to LeBron James after the NBA star left the game with leg cramps. 

Moments after King James was carried off the court like he was dying in San Antonio ... Gatorade went to Twitter and unleashed its inner troll on LeBron, who happens to be a Powerade guy.

"The person cramping wasn't our client. Our athletes can take the heat," Gatorade posted. 

When someone asked, "WHERE WERE YOU WHEN LEBRON NEEDED YOU????" ... Gatorade replied, "we were waiting on the sidelines, but he prefers to drink something else."

Even New York Giants stud Prince Amukamara chimed in saying, "Hopefully Lebron switches to @Gatorade #electrolytes #refuel."

Again, Gatorade replied, "@PrinceAmukamara You've always had good taste, Prince."

Your move, Bron. For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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16.

bizz    

keep on hatin'. the game shouldve been postponed in the first place. unlike most NBA players, Lebron usually plays just about the entire game. and playin in damn near 100 degrees muscles cramp. if your calf or thigh completely lock up, nothin you can do about it. 4 League MVP's, 2 Final's MVP's, 2 Rings, and an Olympic Gold Medal. yea, he's a bitch.. says the loser that works at McDonalds.

137 days ago
17.

Ferndog68    

Coconut water > any energy drink

137 days ago
18.

The Truth    

Lebron couldn't handle 100 degrees in the arena MJ had a 100 degree temperature and still won games. That's why MJ endorse Kobe.

137 days ago
19.

zombie    

Lol@ the sore loser LeYawn and his egg shell body.

137 days ago
20.

shanta588    

I don't see how people can watch basketball and why they get paid that crazy amount of money only sport I can watch and they rightfully deserve those millions is football and boxing it more contact. Basketball seems so boring unless they're dunking.

137 days ago
21.

TMZJunky    

I've tried to play through muscle cramps and that crap is no joke; especially when your trying to go hard. I eventually found out that what I thought was a cramp was actually a pinched sciatic nerve due to a slipped disk....OUCH!!!....so don't judge him, I'm pretty sure he wants to play in the NBA finals just as bad as the rest of his team, HELL it's for the championship for Pete's Sake.

137 days ago
22.

HumanNature    

LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!!!

137 days ago
23.

manbearpig    

not surprised he acted like he was dying out there with those cramps. he has ALWAYS been such a faker from things like flops and pretending to be hurt when he wasn't. he never knew what pain felt like until yesterday.
he's such a pu$$y.
not tough at all.

137 days ago
24.

Hot Chocolate    

Lebron- If you drink commercial products you have to water that way down before you play.

Why don't you just go natural homeboy. Get some raw pineapple juice and some regular water. If you get dry mouth just lemon dipped in honey, bite it and then wash it down with water over the top.

Clearly you are not hydrated properly and those leg sleeves , all they are great , can sometime contribute to cutting off blood flow, which contributes to the feeling of cramps.

You have to watch your food intake and liquid intake before competition. Make your own stuff before games.

You're too damn comfortable right now.

Now let's see some competition on the floor

137 days ago
25.

mr.sancho    

Perfect example tim duncan was playing like a 21 year old not cramping at all buddy learn from the best you pu $$ y

137 days ago
26.

Ron Fing Swanson    

Shows the importance of hydrating, btw Kris Jenner is a goon.

137 days ago
27.

jabberjaws    

Go Gaints!

137 days ago
28.

jriley82    

How is it that the king of flopping was the only one who cramped up? He wasn't cramping he just wanted to get out of there so he can say they lost cuz he had to leave the game but in reality they would've lost even if he stayed in the game sick a sore loser, grow up and stop acting like the b**ch you are

137 days ago
29.

Luke    

Gadorade is actually really bad for you it dehydrates you more.

137 days ago
30.

Tank    

Man Lebron has a lot of haters the man was hurt and THEY WERE LEADING WHEN HE WENT OUT!!!!!!!

137 days ago
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