The Cleveland Cavaliers are currently hosting the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals and apparently the home team’s fan base needs prodding as to when to boo.
According to NBC Bay Area reporter Bob Redell, who is at the game, the Cavaliers put the Pittsburgh Steelers logo up on the video board to entice boos from Cleveland fans whenever a Warriors player is about to shoot free throws.
— Bob Redell (@BobNBC) June 10, 2015
It apparently doesn’t stop there, however, as Bud Shaw of cleveland.com also reports that the picture of Steelers quarterback Ben Rorthlisberger is used to provoke booing.
you're in the nba finals, do you really need to put a pic of roethlisberger up to get people to boo #cavswarriors
— Bud Shaw (@budshaw) June 10, 2015
The city of Cleveland hasn’t celebrated a major professional sports championship since 1964, so I suppose a lot of the Cavalier fans aren’t used to basketball as theyre just bandwagoners. Besides, being as most of them are probably fans of the Cleveland Browns as well, they’re more accustomed to booing their own team.
Stay classy, Cleveland.
On a somewhat related note, several Steelers players are at the game as Antonio Brown, Will Allen, Cameron Heyward and Stephon Tuitt have all posted pictures on their social media accounts.