When you gotta go, you gotta go. Just ask Miami Heat superstar LeBron James.
The Miami forward has been in the news for all the wrong reasons though four games of the NBA Finals, a trend that continued Thursday night in Game 4. James raised some eyebrows when he disappeared in the first quarter as he ran back to the locker room.
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It was later revealed that James’ sudden disappearance wasn’t injury-related but rather because he had to use the bathroom. It was an inopportune for nature to call, considering the fact James and the Heat are in the midst of playing for the NBA title. In hindsight, we probably should have seen this coming. James was seen during pregame warmups battling some, uh, intestinal fortitude.
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It’s not the first time this series that James has had to fight off his body, either. He infamously missed the fourth quarter of Game 1 with cramps. Maybe this time around Roberto Luongo can appreciate what James was going through.
Feel free to go ahead and insert whatever bathroom-related joke you want in regards to the Heat’s Game 4 performance. Like, for example, let’s say Miami couldn’t make it to the bathroom and wet the bed as they were blown out for a second straight game, as the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a Game 4 win. The series now shifts back to San Antonio where the Spurs can close out the series and win the NBA title on Sunday night.