LeBron James was in attendance at Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns.
In addition to bringing along his good buddy Rich Paul (who in turn brought his new superstar girlfriend), James also brought another special friend along – a bottle of Lobos 1707 tequila.
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James and his crew could be seen sipping something, which most presumed to be the tequila, throughout the outing.
At one point, eagle-eyed fans spotted something interesting about the bottle that James brought – it was half-empty.
Although it is unclear if the Los Angeles Lakers star killed half the bottle at Game 5 or some of it was already drunk pregame, if James and Co. did knock back half the bottle over the first three quarters, they were probably pretty tipsy by the fourth.
Naturally, some folks on social media were upset.
Setting such a good example….
— Reflections inSilver (@RefleksinSilver) July 18, 2021
They let LeBron bring his own bottle of tequila into the arena tonight
LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Rich Paul, Anthony Davis, and Draymond Green are all investors in the “Lobos 1707” brand. pic.twitter.com/MzI0Wulrc9
— Joe Pompliano (@JoePompliano) July 18, 2021
Lebron drank half of the bottle. That’s why the sun glasses were on. Lol.
— Flavius Mezin (@flavius80) July 18, 2021
Whether James was drunk or not is up for debate, but what can be settled once and for all now is the idea that he and Chris Paul are beefing. Clearly he was there in attendance to support his friend, plus in recent days he has acknowledged that he wants Paul to come to the Lakers, so obviously all is good between them now.
— Game 7 (@game7__) July 17, 2021
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.