Jan 6, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Jason Terry (31) reacts after missing a three point shot against the Atlanta Hawks during the first quarter of a game at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Jason Terry thinks the Spurs shut off the air conditioning on purpose


Long-time NBA guard Jason Terry isn’t buying the San Antonio Spurs’ explanation for the air conditioning malfunction that beset AT&T Center in Game 1 of the finals, leading to severe cramping problems for LeBron James and a defeat for the Miami Heat. Terry says there was nothing accidental about the “malfunction,” and furthermore, he accuses the Spurs of pulling this kind of stuff in the past.

Terry told ESPN Dallas 103.3:

Pop 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…. 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.

A snake in the locker room? Where is Samuel L. Jackson when you need him?

In all seriousness, does anyone truly believe that the Spurs would mess with the air conditioning in their own arena just to get an advantage over the Heat?

I don’t buy it. First of all, you can’t guarantee that such a move won’t affect your own team worse than the opponent. I don’t need to remind you how old many of the Spurs’ stars are. Old people usually like it cool, not hot.

Second of all, what happens if the excessive heat in the building causes someone to have a heart attack or a stroke? Now you’ve opened yourself up to a massive lawsuit. All due respect to Jason Terry, but I don’t believe the Spurs would do a thing like that.

The snake in the locker room, now that I believe. That’s some voodoo stuff right there.

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  • Albert Smith

    Let’s just say it “THE TOY JET HAS CRASHED AND BURNED”! Now he’s upset because no team he played for or on plays can sustain the greatness of my San Antonio Spurs, which spanked his Mavs on the regular he needs to go to that old abandoned air port hanger and shut it down.

  • mike brocaglia

    I think it was accidentally on purpose, it happened but they didn’t do as much as they could have to fix it. It came about and they decided to roll wigh it.