With LeBron James‘ Miami Heat on the verge of losing the NBA Finals trailing 3-1 in the series, diehard fan and famous comedian Sinbad is still rallying behind the defending champs.
Despite taking a Game 3 loss a few nights ago in Miami, Sinbad noted the positives from his Heat’s defeat.
“[laughs] You want to know what happened in Game 3? The Spurs set a record. I don’t think people realize the Spurs shot 91 percent,” Sinbad told SOHH. “Dude, no one shoots 91 percent! [laughs] I’m impressed with my Heat because they chopped down to 13-point deficit in the third quarter but it takes a lot of energy to come back from all those points. Toward the end, my guys were burned out. I’m also uplifted because we did bust that 25-point lead and they threw everything ‘but’ the kitchen sink at them and they’re still standing, baby. We’re still standing. … [Point guard Mario] Chalmers has to step up, man.” (SOHH)
Recently, Miami native DJ Khaled aired out the San Antonio Spurs for allegedly compromising Game 1 last week.
“They won that one game because they were cheaters. They won but they cheated — see they practiced with no [air conditioning]. … I respect everyone, but I can’t respect somebody turning the AC off and cheating. I can’t do it. And The Streets is saying they cheated.” (“First Take”)
Gatorade went at LeBron James after he exited last week’s game in San Antonio due to leg cramps.
Moments after King James was carried off the court like he was dying in San Antonio … Gatorade went to Twitter and unleashed its inner troll on LeBron, who happens to be a Powerade guy. “The person cramping wasn’t our client. Our athletes can take the heat,” Gatorade posted. When someone asked, “WHERE WERE YOU WHEN LEBRON NEEDED YOU????” … Gatorade replied, “we were waiting on the sidelines, but he prefers to drink something else.” (TMZ)
Gatorade eventually issued an open apology over the controversy it sparked.
Gatorade apologized Friday for the comments and also deleted the tweets. The only tweet that Gatorade left on its feed related to the matter Friday had been posted late in Game 1, saying, “With a game this hot, we’re right at home.” “Our apologies for our response to fans’ tweets during (Thursday) night’s Heat vs. Spurs game,” Gatorade said in a release. “We got caught up in the heat of the battle. As a longtime partner of the Miami Heat, we support the entire team.” (ESPN)
Make sure to catch Sinbad’s new “Make Me Wanna Holla” standup special Saturday (June 14) night on Comedy Central.