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These Athletes Came To LeBron James' Defense Because Cramps Are 'Absolutely The Worst'

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SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 5: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat rests on the bench in the game against the San Antonio Spurs in Game One of the 2014 NBA Finals on June 5, 2014 at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images) | Jesse D. Garrabrant via Getty Images

To many former and current professional professional athletes, LeBron James' cramps were no laughing matter. While some San Antonio Spurs fans and assorted LeBron haters may have been having a field day ripping James for leaving Game 1 of the NBA Finals in the fourth quarter because of cramps, several athletes were quick to defend the four-time NBA MVP.

"There is no athlete on the planet who could've played through those cramps," Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas told Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports after San Antonio's 110-95 win on Thursday night. "Michael Jordan absolutely couldn't have played through those cramps. I absolutely couldn't have played through those cramps. As an athlete, there's nothing you could do."

Several other notable sports stars took to Twitter to support James.

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