Posted June 23, 2013

Miami Heat comped $100,000 worth of alcohol for NBA Finals celebration

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(Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images)

After celebrating in the locker room, LeBron James and the Heat were treated to $100,000 of champagne at a nightclub. (Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images)

The Miami Heat’s NBA championship celebration at Story Nightclub on Thursday included 100 $850 bottles of Dom Perignon and three $5,000 bottles of Jeroboams champagne, for a total tab of $100,000.

And the players didn’t have to pay for any of it, according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell.

Club owner David Grutman comped all of the alcohol for the team, he told Rovell, saying, “I’m not going to charge the Heat.”

Grutman comped the alcohol at LIV nightclub after the Heat won the 2012 title, as well, but the year before — when the Mavericks topped the Heat in Game 6 and celebrated at LIV — he charged Mavs owner Mark Cuban $90,000 for a 15-liter bottle of Armand de Brignac champagne.

The celebration featured an appearance by rapper Drake, who joined LeBron James and Dwyane Wade at the club.

Miami will cap the celebration with a parade down Biscayne Boulevard on Monday morning.

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15 comments
tdeorio74
tdeorio74

"Jereboams champagne" .  Mr. Kotloff a "jereboam" refers to the size of the bottle not a style or brand of champagne. It is 4/5 of a gallon or 3.03 litres of Champagne.  It is the equivalent of 4 750ml (Standard size) bottles. 

StacyHutchens
StacyHutchens

This is news because....??? This happens every year in most major sports...

goingaways
goingaways

oh lighten up all you nitwit moral police!!

riley8
riley8

Let's not donate $100,000 to a charity for the homeless or $100,000 to dying children or $100,000 to cancer research or $100,000 for Parkinson's research.  No no no.  We need these friggin basketball players to spill the $100,000 on the floor because they won some sports game.  Our country and world are going to hell really fast.  

HB1023
HB1023

It's called DOM Perignon, you morons. Not Don Perignon.

SukeMadiq
SukeMadiq

Waste of good wine on these ghetto fools, should have given them Andre, they would not have known the difference!

obrien871
obrien871

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tdeorio74
tdeorio74

@riley8 And it only happens in the US and only in sports?

I guess you've never witness soccer celebrations in England or Spain or Brazil.

And you definitely have never seen the celebs celebrate at movie premieres or after award shows.  



jamsub
jamsub

@riley8 Actually they won 4 games against the same team. Many of these players donate already. Seems like you are next with the checkbook right?

AaronDunckel
AaronDunckel

@riley8 LOL "going" to hell?  The world has been this way for 1000s of years... its nothing new and will continue.. get over it

HB1023
HB1023

Holy hell, and it's called Jeroboam, not Jeraboam

tdeorio74
tdeorio74

@jamsub @riley8 The chance that she donates her money to anything are smaller than her chances of playing for the Stanley Cup next year.