2017 NBA Playoffs
2017 NBA Playoffs

LeBron James jokingly grabs beer during Game 1 of Clevland Cavaliers-Toronto Raptors series

NBA.com Staff

May 1, 2017 9:58 PM ET


With the Cleveland Cavaliers comfortably ahead Monday night, we can assume thousands of fans at Quicken Loans Arena were enjoying a beer or two.

LeBron James nearly joined them.

During the third quarter, James was fouled by Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka on a fastbreak. James missed the and-one layup and strolled over to the sideline, clearly upset with himself. That's when he briefly grabbed a beer from a courtside server and brought it to his lips before putting it back.

After the game, James explianed the incident.

"I wasn't going to run over our beer lady," he said. "She had one and I grabbed it. I'm not a beer guy. If she had some red wine I would have probably taken a sip."

James finished with 35 points as the Cavs beat the Raptors 116-105 in the opener of their Eastern Conference semifinal.

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