Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 1:45 pm  |  43 responses

Shane Battier Gets Truck-Full of Free Beer (VIDEO)

Bud Light makes a surprise visit to the Miami Heat veteran.

As the Playoffs get underway, Miami Heat forward Shane Battier understands the power of superstitions. Per NBA.com,

“Athletes are all superstitious and even if they don’t admit it, there’s a routine and just a cadence to our days. Especially when things go well, you can see us try to replicate it.”

Exactly. Just what we suspected. And yours are …

“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.”

After exclaiming his undying loyalty to his favorite beer company, Battier got a visit from the guys he so lovingly endorsed on the NBA’s Hang Time blog. For his ringing endorsement, Bud Light awarded him a truck-full of free beer. Not bad for a few words of support.

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  • ratguts

    i will be disappointed if shane isn’t consistently hammered throughout the playoffs.

  • Max


  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    hahaha that would be so great.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    hahaha this is actually a really cool gesture

  • Rockwell

    Millions of dollars to spend and he decides to spend it on crap beer like Bud Light?

  • LLC#12

    With beer and chocolate, Belgium wins

  • jerk

    he got it for free

  • patrick

    why does he need all that beer? too excessive imo lol…way too excessive…

  • patrick

    1100 cases? good god

  • bike

    As payback, Shane has to do a commercial where it shows him quaffing one down in the locker room before a big game. The slogan could read ‘electrolytes are for the weak, this is how I get my hops’.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Junior-Taylor/100003121138419 Junior Taylor

    I don’t understand why so many people drink beer…..it’s easily one of the most disgusting beverages.

  • Lloyd

    Bud Light tastes like water. But damn, celebrities get some serious perks. I guess the massive amounts of money just doesn’t cut it at the end of the day.

  • Ron


  • http://slamonline.com/ Ben Osborne

    SLAMonline readers, everyone!

  • LakeShow

    If this man doesn’t understand the exquisite taste of a India Pale Ale micro brew, that’s on him.

  • dwade flops so hard

    bud light? come on shane. i expect you to have better taste than that. millionaire and you drink piss

  • LakeShow

    If your talking about American garbage beers like Bud Light. Co-Sign. If your generalizing beer altogether as gross though… What da hell is wrong witchu!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Junior-Taylor/100003121138419 Junior Taylor

    Obviously….I can only speak on the beers here in the US because I haven’t been out of the country. Even if I one day get the chance to travel aboard, I doubt I will be choosing beer over liquor as a form of getting wasted.

  • http://twitter.com/apowellAdvocate Allen Powell II

    You should see the goodie bags they give out at the Oscars and these other awards shows.

  • LP

    The things and people I could do with all this beer.

  • nhm

    some people just don’t read. i guess he just watched the video?

  • nhm

    beer is on shane on the heat party in june…. and we know what brand it is.

  • bike

    All I can say is…I am truly sorry.

  • SirGrey

    Rich get richer..

  • mike

    There in lies your non appreciation for beer…. if your drinking to get wasted , i can understand your disdain for it. If you can appreciate the history , creation ,and art of blending ingredients to make a timeless beverage, with a unique taste, than maybe you can understand….. but than again, different strokes for different folks.

  • SixftShaq

    I am Belgian, and this is indeed my favorite beer. I didn’t know they had it in the US? Anyway, you have a fine taste sir!

  • LLC#12

    I agree about not drinking beer to get wasted, liquor every-time for that. But at a barbecue or something, a nice couple bottles of beer is perfect.

  • LLC#12

    1100 cases, I’d be sick of anything after that much of it.

  • danpowers

    over here in europe we dont drink beer to get wasted, it is used as staple food

  • http://www.facebook.com/bcbrookins Brittany Brookins

    Yeah it is not my cup of tea. I usually prefer the hard stuff like vodka or bourbon. Though I do not usually drink beer, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis.

  • http://www.facebook.com/starkpwnsyou Joshua Maria Peter Bautista

    and his hops are definitely out of this world

  • The Fury

    We have Bud Light here in the Philippines, but it’s just like water so I’m not really a fan of it. San Miguel Beer/Red Horse Beer all day..lol.

  • http://twitter.com/ec_lkhaa Will Lee

    so fake

  • Mack

    Lmaooooo genius. Well played sir

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.callihan1 Chris Callihan

    I think they’re both great for getting wasted

  • Flud

    You mean opportunistic advert. Bud light blows

  • SuperArrr82

    Beer from Belgium is the best, especially Duvel, that’s my favourite. German beer is also great (Warsteiner)

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    they win, he wins, people drink.

    efff beer, id rather mess with some crown royal.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    sounds unsafe.

  • Ugh

    That’s the winner of the Slamonline comment of the ’12′-’13 season. bravo, sir.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ragoflex Greg Tanner

    This is cornier than a motherfucker. Thought Shane Battier would be above this. Then again, money (and beer) talks!

  • Max

    I’m Belgian. :)

  • Jet

    hilarious man