LeBron James has been pretty unstoppable early on into these NBA playoffs. He continued flexing on the competition last night, scoring 35 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to lead his Cleveland Cavaliers to a 116-105 victory over the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinals series.
King James was so cool, calm and in control last night that after being fouled during a hard drive to the basket in the third quarter, he grabbed a beer from a courtside server at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena and jokingly pretended the drink it.
LeBron's mid-game happy hour attempt flipped the internet upside down, as people completely lost their minds on Twitter and Instagram over the hilarious moment. What made it even funnier was teammate J.R. Smith's priceless reaction. Given Smith's old reputation for partying hard at clubs, this is nothing short of social media gold.
Here's King James pretending to drink a beer during the game followed by all the hilarity that ensued.
"It wouldn't have been taken the right way" is correct.
That last one, though. Zero chill!
Just imagine if Bron really would have handed J.R. that beer.
It would have been crazy if he actually did take a sip.
Yes, LeBron pretending to drink a beer mid-game could be construed that he's totally unbothered by the Raptors in this playoff series and he's setting a tone to say just that.
There were plenty of critics saying the defending champion Cavs look shaky entering this postseason. Well, so far they're 5-0 and shining, shining, shining, shining, yeaaah!
Definitely earned it ... or a "red wine" as he joked after the game.
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