"Pop(ovich) 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."
The NBA has it's fair share of things that you can create conspiracy theories about, but I'm not sure the air conditioning breaking counts. It definitely affected the Spurs as well as the Heat, as the Spurs turned the ball over 23 times in game 1. Plus, the Spurs seem to be cursed with these kind of incidents, even when they don't play at their home arena. Remember the Spurs-Timberwolves game in Mexico that had to be postponed due to smoke in December?
That being said, it's common knowledge that visiting teams and even refs who made errant calls would often get cold showers at the old Boston Garden, so it's not unlikely that events that happen in an opposing team's locker room can be attributed to hazing.
We will see if any other odd incidents occur in San Antonio during the finals that might prove Terry's theory correct.
Do you think the air conditioning issue during game 1 was done on purpose? Do you think we might see any other odd issues during this year's finals? Sound off in the comments.