Cavaliers Use Steelers Logo, Ben Roethlisberger Picture To Entice Boos

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.

It apparently doesn’t stop there, however, as Bud Shaw of also reports that the picture of Steelers quarterback Ben Rorthlisberger is used to provoke booing.

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.

  • Paul R

    Creative… go Stillers !!! go Cavs !!!!

  • Lizard72

    I’d be embarrassed if I was a true Cavs fan….

  • Shawn S.

    Pitiful. Maybe they should just pipe in the crowd noise, like the lowly Falcons did when the Steelers played them this year.

  • The Notorious TOM

    Love it. The rivalry is strong.

  • Ask Questions Later

    Oh no. A city that hasn’t won anything uses methods to make themselves feel better. We Steeler fans should just hang our heads down in disgrace. :/

  • Nicholas Allen Cotner

    If this doesn’t scream “littler brother syndrome” I don’t know what does lol

  • Jones

    Why Big Ben? I wouldn’t want to bring up ANY quarterback if I had Cleveland’s QB situation right now…

  • Ryan

    They’re just mad the Browns passed on Ben even though he was in their own backyard and he ended up with their bitter (and better) rivals lol

  • Dorian James

    wow, just when I was feeling sorry enough for Cleveland to root for them. but you know what f*** them I hope they lose.

  • steelster

    Why not just put up a picture of johnny football. That might create more laughs than boos.

  • TroymanianDevil

    They can’t think of anything else? Anything? There are SO many other creative ways to get boos

  • TroymanianDevil

    Love it as a Steelers fan but they really can’t think of anything else?

  • Ryan

    They should used a picture of the Browns Super Bowl trophy case….

  • Zarbor

    Nothing creative about that. Its actual pathetic. BTW, keep this post handy because you heard it here first, I’ve got no dog in this fight but Golden State is going to win the series.

  • Paul R

    just like football…. defense wins championships and that is Delly and the Cavs….

  • Justin B

    Damn Cleveland fans are as dumb as Baltimorons.

  • disqus_pNpr4EU9or

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are so desperate that they have committed this despicable act in their perverted effort to solicit a reaction out of their lifeless fans ! Everybody of sound mind knows that the Steelers are a worldwide phenomena, encompassing thousands upon thousands of loyal and dedicated fans.

  • Sandy Parrish

    I was pulling for the Cavs, but now I don’t know. Why did they have to do something so low class?

  • Conserv_58

    This whole scenario is a prime example of why the city of Cleveland is known as, “The Mistake By The Lake”. Esthetically speaking, Cleveland is an eye sore. It’s visually insulting because it’s a run down dump of a city. It’s the home of disfunctional sports franchises. Cleveland fans are insufferable wanna’ be’s. They are perfect examples of the old phrase, “misery loves company”. They say they want a winner, but they’re not fooling anyone. They love and even thrive on being miserable losers. It’s their whole identity as a city. They wouldn’t know how to handle sports success because they’ve never experienced it. They’re the red headed step children of the AFCN and they like it that way.

  • Conserv_58

    Why? Two words: Jealousy and Envy.

  • letownia

    That’s awesome haha. Love the rivalry 🙂

  • Iron Cadet

    thats 3 words…

  • We passed on Marino the same way…

  • Jim McCarley

    I would think that a pic of Art Modell might have been more useful….

  • Tom McConnell

    There were Other reasons to pass on Marino.

  • Zhan

    We’re living rent – free in their heads…

  • Zarbor

    Haters going to hate….its that simple.

  • P_dubVA

    I’ve always been and will continue to be a Steeler fan for life until death due us part. Regardless, these are not the playoffs, they’re the finals and as they say, “By any means necessary.”

  • tombmanager

    The Cavs need the Steelers…they can’t get enough of our a$$ whippings!!!!

  • tombmanager

    This is the ONLY reason they won last night..GS in 7.

  • steeltown

    Wow… resentful much?

  • The GreekGeek

    I wonder if that hurt AB’s feelings lol… Funny that they are at the game and that happens…

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  • Sloop John V

    Absolutely love it! The city of Cleveland is snakebitten and I hope it remains that way because Cleveland fans showed their true colors when LJ left town for Miami. ‘Tis a shame the Raven organization has disintegrated into a band of thugs because that budding rivalry once showed real promise. No longer so, thus I would like to see the Steelers gravitate back in the direction of Cleveland and renew hostilities with the Browns especially since the new Browns owner is from Pittsburgh. I have enjoyed beating on the Browns since I was a little boy and that goes back to the late fifties when Otto Graham matched wits with Bobby Layne. We own the Browns and always will!

  • Steve Johnson

    Just goes to show you how much Cleveland hates the Steelers and their Fan Base. When you’re good you’re good. Cleveland Rocks? No, Cleveland S….

  • Davis Frontczak

    What a dumb non-story article. All you dummies commenting have no clue that this happens ALL THE TIME around sports. It has nothing to do with Ben as a person. It is meant in jest due to the RIVALRY between Cleveland and Pittsburgh. They also throw up the Michigan Wolverines logo due to the Ohio State vs Michigan rivalry, they’ve thrown up a number of images to solicit a bigger reaction. I was once at a Yankees event (not because I like them but because my buddy works for them in NY) and they threw up a Red Sox logo to solicit the fans reaction at a point they wanted the fans to boo. IT WORKED. This is meant as a goof, no harm no foul, non-story. Get over it.

  • Davis Frontczak

    Because they showed the Steelers logo???? HAHAHAHA gtfo

  • Harley Crockett

    Two words I never expected to see in the same sentence: classy & Cleveland

  • Harley Crockett

    Pure poetry. I love it!

  • Davis Frontczak

    you should be embarrassed just for being you

  • Davis Frontczak

    pitiful? you don’t even know the whole story. typical everyone wants to voice their opinion so badly whenever they can even though they have no clue what’s going on.

  • cp72

    When the they post a Browns emblem at a Pirate’s game the entire stadium erupts in laughter!

  • King Litt

    Only a die hard Steelers fan would be so bold to put up a graphic of a Steelers logo in Cleveland! Go Steelers! We’re everywhere!

  • The Notorious TOM

    What’s more reviled in Cleveland than the Steelers?

  • The Notorious TOM

    …That all turned out to be Hogwash. Picking Gabe Rivera over Marino will forever be the biggest draft blunder in Steeler history.

  • Jon Cassidy

    Was a stupid article. Every team in every sport puts up pics of rivals to get a fan reaction. I’ve seen it at Steelers games, Ohio State games, Red Sox games, etc… Somebody just couldn’t come up with a story by their deadline and used this pathetic excuse for a story.

  • thegoodzz

    Im a steelers fan and a bulls fan in basketball. Now i really reeeeeeallly hate the cavs

  • Jon Cassidy

    Also friends at the game told me it they showed Michigan’s logo. This wasn’t something thought up for the finals. It is an every game thing.

  • Dx2nc

    Keeping it classy…but they still have to live in Cleveland!

  • Gene Mistatwoeleven Minter

    I love it and I love my hometown steelers. This was fun and creative. I still hope The Bron get that title for that city. It’s just sports people but what The Bron will do for that city goes beyond sports.

    Get that championchip The Bron!

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  • Tom McConnell

    I know people that knew him at pitt back then and they tell me just the opposite. One tells me he was with him. That time period was wild and wide open. Pitt was no different than any other program at that time.

  • The Notorious TOM

    Wanna buy a bridge?

  • Tom McConnell

    Known the guy for 40 years. But I guess you can believe the money people. They sell a lot of BS. They’ve successfully got you to buy it.

  • Ryan

    Yes but at least we have some Lombardis because of our draft history. The Browns….well they have a draft history…

  • jsteeler

    jon, I think this was a good article.
    NFL games won’t start for another 4 months.
    the Cavalier’s production Manager show a classy organizations logo on the jumbo tron with the most SB in NFL history and a whole city of fans boo?
    This is hate at it’s highest form.
    In the words of the Steeler’s Head coach Mike Tomlin: I like it, I like it!

  • LimaMan

    The Cavs always have. They also use the Michigan logo….You mad brah?

  • Heywood Jablome

    I was just gonna suggest that.

  • terpmaniac

    Jesus Steeler fans, get over yourselves. It was a funny move and not meant to be malicious. But you are all such a humorless bunch cant say I am all that surprised.

  • TroymanianDevil

    Haha no I get it, just odd, especially a pic of Big Ben. For Cavs basketball I’d think maybe they show “the shot” with MJ or just a live video of Golden State during the finals.

  • Zarbor

    And the “Cleveland Rocks” have begun to crumble……Look like someone closed the Delly today in Cleveland. Not to be too cavalier but scoring 40 every night and barely winning is impossible for a guy who isn’t a great shooter.

    The better team will win in 7 game series. Cavs are done.