Micky Arison drinks from pimp cup after Miami Heat win
Miami Heat owner Micky Arison has seen his investments pan out nicely over the past two seasons. After coming up just short in their first season together, the Heat’s big three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh have now won back-to-back championships. Arison was in an understandably great mood after Game 7 on Thursday night, but what the hell was he drinking out of?
Back at the start of the playoffs, SB Nation introduced us to a new trend that goes along with the Heat’s “White Hot” theme that they have been sticking to throughout the postseason. Moet & Chandon, one of the world’s most prestigious champagne companies, announced a partnership with the team in April that made Moet Ice Imperial the official champagne of the Heat. The plan was for the champagne to become a staple in the AmericanAirlines Arena, with courtside celebrities sipping out of the official goblet you see Arison drinking from.
Arison was clearly on board with the trend, likely because Moet & Chandon has paid him a pretty penny. Having an official champagne that is consumed from an official white cup will certainly add to the reasons people despise the Heat. Something tells me many of the fans who left Game 6 early were drinking out of these bad boys during the game.
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