Do you remember the first time you drank alcohol? Maybe you enjoyed it responsibly. More than likely, you didn't. Either way, you probably ended up paying the price for it the following morning in the form of a splitting headache and a "What the $&%^? did I do last night?" feeling in the pit of your stomach.
Warriors forward Harrison Barnes will never forget his first drink. That's because the 23-year-old abstained from drinking for the first 23 years of his life before finally breaking down and having a drink (or possibly, many drinks?) last night. He reportedly sipped on champagne after Golden State won the 2015 NBA Finals.
Two Warriors famously abstain from alcohol, Iguodala and Harrison Barnes, and both were under more pressure to drink than college freshmen. “They didn’t get me,” Iguodala claimed. “They got me,” Barnes admitted. When Barnes slipped out the door a little before 3 a.m., saying he needed to shower back at the Ritz, reserve guard Justin Holiday hollered after him: “You’re going to be asleep in 10 minutes.” Barnes, true to his word, returned. The party churned past 5 a.m.
It doesn't sound like Barnes got too crazy, but according to Sports Illustrated reporter Lee Jenkins, he didn't act like a lightweight, either. Jenkins detailed the Warriors' post-game celebration in a piece that he just published here, and in it, he wrote about how Barnes managed to make it until at least 5 a.m. last night before crashing.