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post #16141 of 27206
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Originally Posted by Brothersport View Post

now it turns out that since gatorade is the official drink of the nba, everyone including lebron drinks solely gatorade on the bench. lebron just covers up the label. so they were laughing about how lebron got cramps off powerade but really he was drinking gatorade the whole time.

I don't believe anyone actually drinks gatorade on the bench, the cups have the logo, but otherwise. Anyway, gatorade is shit, just a bunch of sugar water.
post #16142 of 27206
Yeah I thought they drink out of Gatorade bottles but do they actually drink it? I thought it was just branded
post #16143 of 27206
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Originally Posted by Brothersport View Post

lol remember when gatorade was taking shots at bronbron post-cramps cuz he's sponsored by powerade? it was pretty funny i thought. then they lamely apologized for it.

now it turns out that since gatorade is the official drink of the nba, everyone including lebron drinks solely gatorade on the bench. lebron just covers up the label. so they were laughing about how lebron got cramps off powerade but really he was drinking gatorade the whole time.

i think i read on some benches they drink room temperature water. it depends on the training staff. it could be like half marathons/marathons where they start serving after mile 8 (so maybe 3rd quarter).
post #16144 of 27206
hadn't heard of those personalized drinks before. they'd have to replace all the liquid in the gatorade bottles w/ those? but if lebron is gonna peel the label off then what's the point of needing to drink it out of a gatorade bottle? that makes no sense.

deadspin says:
http://deadspin.com/actually-lebron-james-was-drinking-gatorade-last-night-1587186858
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Yes, James has an endorsement deal with Powerade. But that doesn't trump Gatorade's sponsorship with the NBA, for which it pays a reported $18 million a year to be the association's "official sports drink." Because of that deal, players on the bench have only two beverage options during games: water and Gatorade.

also ethan j skolnick is a pretty good heat reporter and says that they all drink gatorade.

also remember last year hibbert chugged that gatorade in 6 secs? that was definitely actual gatorade i think.

shrug
post #16145 of 27206
Yeah I thought they just drink water out of the the Gatorade water squeeze bottles.

Never seen them drinking the Gatorade bottles you can buy in supermarkets on the bench
post #16146 of 27206
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

I don't believe anyone actually drinks gatorade on the bench, the cups have the logo, but otherwise. Anyway, gatorade is shit, just a bunch of sugar water.

the plain old normal gatorade is actually pretty useful in situations just like game one. its just people have bad reactions (i.e. diarrhea) to it if they aren't acclimated to drinking it under situations like strenuous exercise in game time situations.

I run about 4-5 half marathons a year, and you can get by without drinking gatorade, but marathons it can be useful. You have to literally train yourself/experiment with it though because if not you're a candidate for intestinal upset at the worst time possible.
post #16147 of 27206
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

I run about 4-5 half marathons a year

respect, I am already drained just by reading it
post #16148 of 27206
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

the plain old normal gatorade is actually pretty useful in situations just like game one. its just people have bad reactions (i.e. diarrhea) to it if they aren't acclimated to drinking it under situations like strenuous exercise in game time situations.

I run about 4-5 half marathons a year, and you can get by without drinking gatorade, but marathons it can be useful. You have to literally train yourself/experiment with it though because if not you're a candidate for intestinal upset at the worst time possible.

For those of us who aren't doctors, can you elaborate on why this is considered a bad reaction?
post #16149 of 27206
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Originally Posted by wojt View Post

respect, I am already drained just by reading it

half marathons are actually easy, especially when running with thousands of other people, they can literally just pull you to finish.

if you can run a 10k a half marathon is totally doable.

also marathons are objectively difficult (if you actually think about how far even driving 26.2miles is), but you'll see out of shape middle age mothers finish them who only run during the weekends.
post #16150 of 27206
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

For those of us who aren't doctors, can you elaborate on why this is considered a bad reaction?

you're asking why diarrhea is a bad reaction laugh.gif

seriously though, its basically about sometimes the contents of gatorade, sugars and electrolytes, can act counterintuitively - where normally they'd promote water absorption in the intestines, but in some cases - they will pull water right back into the intestines causing diarrhea.

its hit or miss and people react differently to things like pedialyte or gatorade or poweraid during stressful/strenuous exercise.

one of our first physiology experiments in 1st year med school was to have different people drink Normal Saline solution (NSS - the normal electrolyte balance of our system), Plain water, and Sugar water. it was also a kind of hazing for us because you can see the bemused faces of the professors as people who drank the sugar water or NSS after about an hour would have bad diarrhea (including me).
post #16151 of 27206
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

you're asking why diarrhea is a bad reaction laugh.gif

seriously though, its basically about sometimes the contents of gatorade, sugars and electrolytes, can act counterintuitively - where normally they'd promote water absorption in the intestines, but in some cases - they will pull water right back into the intestines causing diarrhea.

its hit or miss and people react differently to things like pedialyte or gatorade or poweraid during stressful/strenuous exercise.

Yeah, I was actually just being facetious. But thanks for the explanation, which is interesting (albeit unappetizing).
post #16152 of 27206
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

the plain old normal gatorade is actually pretty useful in situations just like game one. its just people have bad reactions (i.e. diarrhea) to it if they aren't acclimated to drinking it under situations like strenuous exercise in game time situations.

I run about 4-5 half marathons a year, and you can get by without drinking gatorade, but marathons it can be useful. You have to literally train yourself/experiment with it though because if not you're a candidate for intestinal upset at the worst time possible.

I'm sure it can be, but the vast majority of it is not sold for its intended use. In that event its just like a soda.
post #16153 of 27206
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

I'm sure it can be, but the vast majority of it is not sold for its intended use. In that event its just like a soda.

Wasn't the context whether it's something they'd actually drink on the bench during games?
post #16154 of 27206
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

I'm sure it can be, but the vast majority of it is not sold for its intended use. In that event its just like a soda.

but you did the classic idfnl thing and made a blanket statement saying "gatorade is shit" - in reference to your feelings to it being not used for its intended use, but where gatorade would've actually might have been useful to lebron in game one. also you stopped making "heat and lebron/cramp" puns, but by happenstance did create a new pun with possible diarrhea issues with intake of gatorade with "gatorade is shit".


3 days off until game 2? wow they are really stacking this in favor of the Spurs. if the spurs win game 2, then the drama increases 100 fold for games 3 and 4 (because spurs just need to win one game to step on the heat's neck with a 3-1 lead).
post #16155 of 27206
i dunno, i kinda feel like the rest doesn't favor either team. san antonio's best players are old as shit, but they barely play minutes. lbj is probably pretty worn down by playing literally >700 more minutes than any spur this season, plus his cramps. also dwyane wade's chronic knee issues. not ray allen though. ray allen is goddamn methuselah.
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