The science of LeBron's cramping

Big exertion creates big needs for salt and rest, says the man called "Dr. Sweat"

Updated: June 8, 2014, 5:30 PM ET
By Tom Haberstroh | ESPN.com

With a touch more than four minutes left in the fourth quarter of Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals, LeBron James crossed over Boris Diaw, drove hard to the rim and floated a layup. With 4:10 left to play, the ball dropped through the hoop, bringing the Miami Heat within two points of the San Antonio Spurs and setting up what was sure to be another memorable Finals finish from two teams that specialize in them.

And what happened next will indeed be forever remembered, but ...

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