Cleveland is one hate filled city, but then again, they choose a good team to hate on. During the NBA Finals on Tuesday night, Cleveland used images of the Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to help their fans boo.
When the Golden State Warriors came up for a free throw, the JumboTron put up images of the Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers logo to get fans to boo and make more noise.
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
#cavaliers throw up #steelers emblem to stoke boos during #warriors free throw. It worked. #nbafinals pic.twitter.com/KJXeezyeWJ— Bob Redell (@BobNBC) June 10, 2015
As Bob Redell mentioned, it actually worked with the stadium getting louder and caused some effect on the game. The Warriors only shot 58.3% from the line compared to 90.9% and 76% respectively in games 1 and 2.
It is weird given that it is not a football team and that Cleveland has more than enough of it's own struggles with sports teams. Hell, it's odd since the Cavs weren't even playing a Pennsylvania area team or anything that would warrant putting up anything relating to Pittsburgh. Then again, Cleveland is one bitter city.
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