The reigning NBA champs were up by 31 points with less than a minute left in the game, so they resorted to the social media phenomenon to kill time and amuse themselves.
Fans watching at home were outraged and turned to social media to express their disdain.
LeBron doin the water bottle challenge during live play gotta be most disrespectful thing ever done on MSG floorhttps://t.co/lLY3IejdkA— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) December 8, 2016
LeBron really tried to do the water bottle challenge during the game. 😂😂😂 https://t.co/afGtIGfrA6— Jerry Stephens III (@JR_Steph23) December 8, 2016
RT if a visiting team never did this at your favorite teams home court https://t.co/A07aUWZQVa— Beke (@BekeGSW) December 8, 2016
Brons really so bored this game hes flipping water bottles on the bench 😭😭https://t.co/2P5K9Ud5PO— Hoops Reference (@RTHoopsTalk) December 8, 2016
The game ended with the Cavs annihilating the Knicks, 126-94.