LeBron James is an incredible athlete and a nice guy, but he’s not a beer guy. So no, he won’t drink your celebratory beer on the basketball court, no matter how excited he is.
In Game 1 of the NBA semi-finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors 116-105. A large chunk of that is thanks to James and his 35 points and 10 rebounds. But during the game, James was fouled while running up to the basket. Instead of shooting, he found himself running toward the first row of seats. Suddenly, a vendor was in front of him with a beer. So he took it, pretended to take a sip, made a face, and put it down.
“I’m not much of a beer guy,” James said to media after the game according to FOX Sports Ohio. “If she had some red wine, I probably would have definitely took a sip.”
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The beer that LeBron refused to drink after smelling, if you’re curious, is the Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing Co. — the state’s first modern craft brewery that opened in 1988. The Dortmunder Gold is a 5.8 percent alcohol by volume lager with 3.56 rating on Untappd.
Maybe he would prefer some of his friend and former teammate Dwayne Wade’s wine? Or something from the $2,500 worth of wine James sent to Draymond Green in 2015, perhaps?
Regardless of what he prefers, though, it’s probably going to give a boost to Great Lakes Brewing Co., Jim Ganzer, a media strategist in Cleveland, told Cleveland.com.
“They really walked into a gold mine,” Ganzer said. He also added that, “this is going to catch fire in the shareability of the content — people sharing it, on social media, talking about it.”
James won’t drink it, but you definitely know what the beer is now. Time to give it a try?