If Cleveland Wins NBA Championship, They Can Thank Steelers
The Cavaliers apparently don't trust their fans to make enough noise when the opposition is at the foul line.
This is what the Cavs put on their jumbotron to stoke boos. Lombardi Trophy envy extends into NBA season in Cleveland pic.twitter.com/pT1I4etNMc
— Paul Hogan (@hitting400) June 10, 2015
In a town that hasn't won a championship since LBJ was in the White House, Cleveland is taking no chances in the NBA Finals.
During Game 3 Tuesday night in Cleveland, when a Golden State Warrior would step to the line for free-throw attempt, the Cavaliers displayed pictures of Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers' logo to incite the crowd to boo. Cleveland has done this before, but this is the NBA Finals for crying out loud — wouldn't you think a championship on the line would be enough to inspire sufficient crowd noise?
— Bob Redell (@BobNBC) June 10, 2015
Because the Warriors shot just more than 58 percent from the line Tuesday night, and lost 96-91, there's little doubt Big Ben and the Steelers will be back on the Jumbotron Thursday night for game No. 4.
Whatever it takes… we guess. Sheesh.