One thing we learned in the immediate aftermath of the Warriors' championship-clinching win in Cleveland: Harrison Barnes had never tasted alcohol before.
But that changed during the champagne-and-beer-soaked-locker-room celebration.
The party continued at the team hotel.
"I had never drank before just because it was something that just wasn't for me," Barnes recently explained during an interview on "The Morning Rush" on 1460 KXNO out of Des Moines, Iowa. "And all my friends use to always ask, 'Why don't you drink? Why don't you drink?' It's just not my personality.
So then they said, 'Will you ever try it one day?' I thought about it long and hard and I said, 'Sure. If I ever win an NBA championship I'll try it.' So we ended up winning the championship and we go back to the hotel afterwards and we have this big dinner ... Coach Kerr comes over with a little shot and I was looking at him like, 'Wow. This is a shot. I don't know how you drink this' ... It was Don Julio. I hated it. It wasn't good. I don't know why people drink."
Barnes turned 23 years old on May 30. He has a long life ahead of him but it sounds like alcohol is not in his future.
"Yeah. It wasn't for me after that," he explained. "But it's probably good in hindsight. Maybe he (Kerr) was doing that to say, 'Look. We don't want you to get started on this thing. We'll give you the worst stuff right now so you don't have to worry about this again.' "