The Warriors essentially cruised to victory over the Jazz Thursday night with Stephen Curry’s 23 points playing a big role. But there was a moment in the game where he felt funny, and that was because his coveted mouthguard had escaped him.
The company also had a small cardboard cutout of James, and AFL Cheap Jerseys used it to promote a special deal on the beer (that tweet was later deleted).
There’s the obvious marketing reason for James’ team not wanting a company to use his image for free. But there’s also a personal history.
This is about the last thing I’m trying to worry about right now, my agent and my legal team will take care of it, but yeah I know (Great Lakes) is trying to benefit off of me, James said in a statement to Cleveland.com. And I heard they were the same company that made all those ‘Quitness’ beers, and now they’re trying to benefit off me this way? Yeah, it’s pretty funny.
The Quitness beer James is referring to is an ale the company used after James left Cleveland to join the Heat. A description for it on ratebeers.com reads: Quitness is a cask conditioned, dry hopped India Pale Ale that leaves a bitter aftertaste, perfectly describing the mood of Cleveland sports fans these days.
When James said after Game 1 that he is not much of a beer guy, he Baseball Jerseys really meant it.