LeBron James Banner at Gallery Place
For the past couple of days, I was thinking how maybe Cleveland fans and Washingtonians should get together. You know, how Browns fans, tired of a decade of losing, are planning a protest to grab the owner's attention. That whole thing.
(Leaders of the Browns fan revolt actually scored a meeting with Browns owner Randy Lerner; where they planned to present more than 2,000 fan e-mails and ask Lerner to meet directly with the revolting fans. Or rebelling fans, I guess; I'm not trying to suggest all Clevelanders are revolting.)
But, of course, Tuesday night is Cavs-Wizards, so this isn't the time for pleasantries. And you know what? This also isn't the time for massive LeBron James banners in the movie theaters directly adjacent to the Wizards' home arena. I mean, really, State Farm? That building right next door regularly shows images of LeBron with tears coming out of his eyes. The fans there regularly chant "Over-rated" at one of the greatest athletes in the world. And you're going to make fans walking into the building stare at that? I mean, why don't you hang Tony Romo banners on Arena Drive, Sidney Crosby banners inside Ballston Commons, and spelling guides on Half Street?
Anyhow, it's not a rivalry. Just ask Mo Williams.
"I think they would say it's a rivalry," Williams said of the Wizards, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer "I think it's a big game, obviously, for us, without question. We know they're a very good team. They've got Gil back at 100 percent. He's playing well. They have a talented ball club. We look at it as a big game. Probably there's a little more edge to it than a regular game. They're going to be more intense. We're going to be more intense because we want to win. But rivalry? I would say Boston is more of a rival, in my opinion."
That's cool. No worries. Or ask DeShawn Stevenson, described as "the most loved man in Cleveland" by the Plain Dealer's Branson Wright.
"Cleveland Cavalier fans, I do NOT like y'all," Stevenson said, directly into the camera.
God, I love that guy.
If you're into the rivalry thing, watch this video, in which Stevenson affirms that is is actually a rivalry and says "it makes the game more interesting, the fans want to come see people go to battles like boxing, so if i was retired and saw two good teams go at it, I would go watch."
He's also asked what Cleveland fans think of him.
"They probably want to see me go to my grave, I don't know, but I really don't care," he said.
|Branson Wright talks to DeShawn Stevenson|
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