Ever heard the expression there’s no crying in baseball? Well, apparently, that goes for basketball too.
Basketball fans have had a feeding frenzy with LeBron James on social media after he appeared to sob on the bench while the San Antonio Spurs overpowered the Miami Heat in the NBA final.
In the closing seconds of last night’s match the 6ft 8in 29-year-old buried his face in his hand, prompting speculation that he shed tears of humiliation.
One basketball fan, Martin Pitia Hilary, took to Twitter to say “’San Antonio Spurs beats Miami heat becoming NBA champions for 2014 meanwhile LeBron James is crying like a baby lol.”
Another user tweeted “Lmaooooooo my highlight of the night was seeing LeBron James crying.”
To make matters worse, at the post-match press conference James’ appearance in dark glasses added to suspicions that his eyes were lined red from his bawling.
Another basketball fan, Zak said, “’Wearing tinted glasses so we can’t see you crying huh, Bron? I see you fam.”
Hey, don’t think this is a one sided piece! Of course James’ fans sprang to his defense. One fan by the name of King Shxt wrote, “Yall stretching it He not Crying he Mad as hell & Frustrated 31pts by himself.”
The Spurs finished off a dominant run to their fifth NBA championship at home Sunday night, ending the Heat’s two-year title reign with a 104-87 victory that wrapped up the series in five games.
Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Spurs, who added this title to the ones they won in 1999, 2003, 2005 and 2007.
San Antonio rebounded from an early 16-point deficit by outscoring the Heat 37-13 from the start of the second quarter to midway in the third, kicking off the celebration the Heat canceled last season. “We remember what happened last year and how it felt in that locker room and we used it and built on it and got back here and it’s amazing, It makes last year OK,” Spurs power forward Tim Duncan said.
LeBron James had 17 first-quarter points to help the Heat get off to a fast start. He finished with 31 points and 10 rebounds for the Heat, who lost their spot atop the NBA with the defeat.