NBA Player Hints at Foul Play by San Antonio Spurs
By now, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re well aware of what happened during Game One of the NBA Finals. The air conditioning didn’t work in San Antonio, making for a very hot arena. LeBron James had to exit the game due to cramps, and the San Antonio Spurs took the game from the Miami Heat with LeBron watching from the sideline.
Most people believe that this was simply a malfunction. However, there will always be people out there who suspect some sort of foul play.
Jason Terry seems to be one of those people. He spoke on some personal experiences, and hinted that maybe the broken air conditioning wasn’t quite an accident. Via ESPN:
“You know what, Pop [Spurs coach Gregg Popovich] has done that so many times. I don’t know if it’s a conspiracy, but I’m telling you, going into San Antonio is a tough place to play,” Terry said.
“And I can remember very well one time where it was cold showers, there were about a thousand flies in the locker room. This year, there was a snake in the locker room. So, they’re going to pull out all the stops to get into your head.
“When you go to San Antonio, expect something like that. And Miami fell victim to it.”
The always outspoken guard said he remembered games when the Mavs thought the Spurs had the heat turned up on them.
“Oh, no question,” Terry said. “For an event of that magnitude, to say that the AT&T Center’s air-conditioning is not working — there’s definitely something wrong with that.”
My first thought: Jason Terry is still in the league?
It doesn’t help to hear players say things like this, but I’m not biting on any sort of conspiracy. If you believe that, you probably also believe that Roger Goodell ordered the lights be turned off during the Super Bowl.