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Matthew Dellavedova's crippling caffeine addiction reared its ugly head in Game 4 of the NBA Finals

By Extra Mustard
June 11, 2015

Anderson Varejao perhaps extended the definition of "devoted teammate" too far during Thursday night's Game 4 of the NBA Finals.  

At halftime of the game between Cleveland and Golden State, Varejao played the role not of strategizing NBA post player, but coffee runner. 

His teammate, Matthew Dellavedova, has a tradition of drinking coffee before games and during halftime of games. But after cramping up badly following Game 3 on Tuesday - shocker! - Dellavedova decided to cut coffee out of his pre- and in-game regimen. 

He didn't have any coffee before Game 4. He came out and shot 1 for 7 in the first half and Cleveland went into the locker room at halftime trailing by 12.

• The Cavaliers almost cut Matthew Dellavedova in 2013

Then, the fierce Australian cracked. His downfall played out in three tweets. 

The struggle:

The hubris:

The fall:

Matthew, we're begging you: Get a new coffee intern. But also, get help. You can beat caffeine.

Maybe try Vegemite next time. 

• Watch: Ric Flair is super excited to be at the NBA Finals 

- Will Green

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