SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Gatorade has apologized for tweets posted from the company's account after Miami Heat star LeBron James was forced to leave Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
James was forced out of the game because of cramps, a sign of dehydration. Temperatures in the arena in San Antonio soared during the game because of an air conditioning outage, and the Spurs pulled away after James departed for a 110-95 win.
Gatorade tweeted ''With a game this hot, we're right at home'' late in the game. Several other now-deleted tweets followed from the account, including one saying ''The person cramping wasn't our client. Our athletes can take the heat.''
James is a paid endorser of Powerade, a rival of Gatorade. The Heat have Gatorade products on their sideline during games.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Spurs vs. Thunder Game 3 Total Pick The Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs could find themselves in a physical battle when Game 3...
Thumbnail Spurs vs. Thunder Game 3 Pick The Oklahoma City Thunder look to take a series lead on the San Antonio Spurs when the two meet up in Game 3...
Thumbnail Cavs vs. Hawks Game 3 Pick Will the Atlanta Hawks be able to bounce back against the Cleveland Cavaliers with the series moving to Atlanta...
Thumbnail Heat vs. Raptors Game 2 Total Pick After hitting the over in Game 1 with the aid of overtime, will the Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors come...
Thumbnail Heat vs. Raptors Game 2 Pick Can the Miami Heat establish a 2-0 lead on the road against the Toronto Raptors? Here’s our pick for Game 2...
More inNBA Articles  

NBA Team Pages