The new NBA season is underway! And with the NBA's mandatory policy of a foul being called every 15 seconds, you'll have plenty of time during the game to get up and grab another beer. But which beer?
To give you something to do before tip-off other than YouTube LeBron dunking in pre-game warm-ups, we're providing the perfect beer for every NBA team, most of which are brewed in the city the team plays in. This is what to drink while you watch your squad play.
(Editor's note: The National Basketball Association and the teams mentioned here are in no way affiliated with any of the beer brands mentioned, and were not involved in the creation of this article. This article is simply the result of drinking a lot of beer and subscribing to NBA League Pass.)
Their beer: SweetWater Brewing Company's Road Trip
The Hawks were awful on road trips last year, finishing with the worst road record of teams that made the playoffs. That's why Road Trip fits them so well, an easy-drinking companion for anyone watching a Hawks road game, where Korver will inevitably make a million threes, Millsap will grab 12 boards, and the Hawks will still lose by 10.
Their beer: Night Shift Brewing's Trifecta
Remember when the Celtics had the Big Three, with Pierce, Garnett, and Ray Ray, and they won an NBA title and almost won other ones? Well, that’s not really what they’ve got going now with the likes of Vitor Faverani, Erik Murphy, and Colton Iverson. And so we chose Night Shift’s Trifecta, because, looking at the current roster, it seems like the current team has less of a chance of winning another title than having three players who will eventually end up working that shift.
Brooklyn Nets Their beer: Brooklyn Brewery's Brooklyn Lager
Blah blah, Joe Johnson, blah blah, Deron Williams. Yeah, they're talented. And they had a valiant showing against the Heat in the playoffs. But we picked Brooklyn Brewery's oldest beer because in the starting five for the Nets is 38-year-old Kevin Garnett, who has been playing in the league since 1995. Pretty sure that's when Mason Plumlee was born.
Their beer: NoDa Brewing's Jam Session
While the picture of someone wearing cans on NoDa's beer cans might lead you to believe the brew's name is referring to musical jams, they're clearly referring to the jams of Al Jefferson on fools like Kevin Durant. This year, the Hornets are back in Charlotte even though they never really left. Because they were the Bobcats. Even though they were initially the Hornets and then moved to New Orleans before moving back. Man, this is confusing. Either way, they've got a ton of young talent on the floor. The future looks bright.
Their beer: Revolution Brewing's Mother of Exiles
Because a certain former MVP is finally back for good. Maybe? Hopefully? OH GOOD LORD PLEASE BE CAREFUL DERRICK!!!