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Shane Battier gets truck load of free Bud Light

Apr 23, 2013, 12:11 PM EDT

What is the best kind of beer?

Free beer.

And Shane Battier just got a truckload of it. Literally.

Back during the Heat’s 27-game winning streak Steve Aschburner of NBA.com wrote about the superstitions of the Heat players, because if “Bull Durham” taught us one thing it’s that you don’t mess with a streak. Shane Battier was asked about his superstitions during the streak:

“Nope,” Battier said. “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.”

So the marketing people at Bud Light saw that and delivered 18 pallets of beer — about 1,100 cases — to his house. Which means I need to get invited to Shane Battier’s house because, even that’s not my beer of choice, it would be the best kind of beer. Free.

(Thanks to the amazing Lang Whitaker at NBA.com’s All Ball blog for finding that.)

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