Jun 5, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) argues a call in the second half against the San Antonio Spurs in game one of the 2014 NBA Finals at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Finals 2014: AT&T Center to test air conditioning over weekend at live events

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the AT&T Center.

What overshadowed the San Antonio Spurs defeating the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night was the air conditioning in the building malfunctioning, causing the temperature to skyrocket to near unbearable warmth.

Mike Monroe of The San Antonio Express reported earlier that the broken A/C unit appears to be fixed and shouldn’t be an issue moving forward.

In all fairness, the A/C breaking down was a freak accident and likely won’t happen again, but it’s something that certainly had a drastic effect on how both the Spurs and Heat performed in the opening game of the series.

Ben Bolch of The Los Angeles Times notes on his personal Twitter account that the AT&T Center will use two live events on both Friday and Saturday night to test the A/C system to ensure that it’s capable of staying functional through Game 2 and beyond.

Game 2 of the NBA Finals won’t take place until Sunday, June 8 at 8 p.m. ET.

Based on the way LeBron James cramped up in the fourth quarter, perhaps the Spurs organization should take a hammer to the A/C unit and hedge their bets on the former NBA Most Valuable Player needing to sit out once again.

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