Posted April 23, 2013

Shane Battier gets surprise truckload of Bud Light

NBA

If Miami Heat forward Shane Battier seems a little tipsy during the playoffs, it might be from the truckload of Bud Light he received as a surprise delivery in April to feed his superstition of “staying loyal to Bud Light.”

Battier told Steve Aschburner of NBA.com that he tries to drink the same beer and doesn’t want to chance his luck by switching to another brand. The comments came in March, amid the Heat’s historic 27 game win streak, after Miami came back from a 27-point deficit in Cleveland to beat the Cavaliers:

“Well, I try to drink the same beer – Bud Light – but that’s about it. You never know. I don’t want to chance luck and switch up brands, so I’m staying loyal to Bud Light.”

Budweiser apparently caught wind of the comments and on Tuesday posted a video to its YouTube channel showing a truckload of Bud Light — 1,100 cases to be exact — being delivered to the Battier residence. The truck driver said “we wanted to make sure we were loyal to him as well.” Battier was home at the time of the delivery and said, “I’ll take it all.”

Battier, known for being one of the top defenders in the NBA, averaged 6.6 points and 2.3 rebounds in 24 minutes per game this season. The Heat look to take a 2-0 series lead against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night.

Footage of the delivery can be seen below:


12 comments
6marK6
6marK6

Great commercial...erhhh.......advertisement.....erhhh...... story for Budweiser.

Ken27
Ken27

I guess the price of beer will go up while the rich keep receiving free gifts.

JohnRoman
JohnRoman

Battier is a great player and human being. Too bad he drinks Bud.

clemente21
clemente21

Horrible, awful beer.  Who drinks that firewater?

boctorbill
boctorbill

'Cause you know who needs more free stuff? Millionaires.

SukeMadiq
SukeMadiq

Bud is water, bud light is watered down water with a foaming agent.

Ray1950
Ray1950

 @clemente21 Apparently Shane does ... and apparently he likes it. And the problem with that is?

C-DOG
C-DOG

 @boctorbill

 Quit b*itching and go buy your own after you cash your welfare check. Your entitled attitude is what will keep you poor the rest of your bitter life. Loser.

yagoff
yagoff

 @C-DOG Yeah, C-Dog, shut yer yap -  you're must be an athlete because you can leap logic. Conclusions are easy.

yadayada2008
yadayada2008

 @C-DOG  @boctorbill You're a genius, C-Dog: you can infer if a person is on welfare or not based on a sentence critiquing an apparent injustice. Only the rich are allowed to critique social structure so sayeth the genius C-DOG aka C-GOD.