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Heat Stroke: Don't boo, laugh

Posted on: November 29, 2010 5:30 pm
Edited on: November 29, 2010 5:41 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

What do you think will happen when LeBron James enters Quicken Loans Arena Thursday night? What do you think will happen when his name is announced during introductions. What do you think will happen the first time he touches the ball?

Boo. BOO. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OO. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOO!

Something like that.

But there's a movement that has a different idea. And if you ask me, a better one. Don't boo. Laugh. Instead of the universal sound for audience disapproval, confuse the heck out him with some chuckles, giggles and loud HA-HAs, Nelson-style.

It comes from the Twitter account @LaughAtLeBron. The idea, is this: "Let's flip the script on LeBron people. He's expecting crowds booing him. Why? We all need to LAUGH at him. Dec. 2nd." Sounds innovative, if you ask me.

Right now, the group has almost 400 followers, which surely isn't enough to sway an entire arena that's ready to boo their heads off to laugh instead. People have been waiting months to take their seat Dec. 2 and unleash the loudest, meanest, most devastating chorus of boos known to history. And LeBron is ready for it. He knows it's coming. That's why laughing could throw him.

Heck, why not take it even further? Why not REALLY confuse him and applaud him? Cheer him, even. Chant his name. Well, let's not kid ourselves here. The laughing thing is a pretty big longshot. I think it's more likely for my dog to walk over, shake my hand and say, "Hello Royce" in a funny British accent than for Cavs fans to cheer LeBron.

But honestly, with the way the Heat are playing, it really might not be that hard to laugh at them. It almost might even come naturally.
Comments

Since: May 14, 2008
Posted on: November 30, 2010 7:53 pm
 

Heat Stroke: Don't boo, laugh

I like the silence idea. I like the turning the back idea.
I think a step further would be to simply leave the arena when his name is announced.
Or perhaps everyone just leave their seats for the first quarter.

Like...everyone in the arena that isn't being paid to be there.
I would just love to see the look on his face......on sportscenter.




Since: Nov 30, 2010
Posted on: November 30, 2010 6:55 pm
 

Heat Stroke: Don't boo, laugh

Hey Plain $ Simple...I am sick of morons like you that post crap like this.  The major difference is that Labron is homegrown and was beloved.  We gave him just as much as he gave us.  For once Cleveland, a blur-collar tough city that had the best in the world...and he wasn't some kid we drafted from Kentucky or USC...he WAS one of our own.  But in the end, he treated us like nothing.  He gave up on us.  THAT's the difference.  If you can't understand that, or comprehend why our frustration still lingers...then you have no hope and don't understand how important sports can be to a city like Cleveland.  A GREAT town with hard working folks that undersatnd the value of tradition and trust.     




Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2010 6:39 pm
 

Heat Stroke: Don't boo, laugh

Shaq turned his back on Orlando. Kobe took it a step futher and decided he would not even play for the team that drafted him (Hornets). How is what Lebron did any different from what other superstars have done ? It happens in all sports, look at  Bo Jackson and Eli Manning and how they refused to play for Tampa Bay and San Diego.

Get over it people. Lebron gave Cleveland 7 years and he made the decision to move on win, lose, or draw. I'm not a Heat fan but they will improve before its all over. Laugh while you can.



Since: Nov 30, 2010
Posted on: November 30, 2010 6:13 pm
 

Heat Stroke: Don't boo, laugh

If Zydudas Ilgauskus is announced as a starter I hope Cleveland fans will cheer loud and long because that man gave his entire career to that city, especially when the Cavs were a league laughing stock. Go Z!



Since: Feb 10, 2010
Posted on: November 30, 2010 5:32 pm
 

Heat Stroke: Don't boo, laugh

Here are two better ideas:
1) Everyone bring their LBJ jerseys to the game and toss them onto the court after the opening tip.
2) Everyone bring a glossy 8 x 10 of Delonte West and hold them up the entire game.  Maybe LBJ will get nervous playing in front of his dad.



Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2010 5:27 pm
 

Heat Stroke: Don't boo, laugh

You are an idiot.



Since: Dec 6, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2010 5:09 pm
 

Heat Stroke: Don't boo, laugh

It's kinda genius.  In our adult kickball league, we took to cheering against our own team just to mess with opponents.  It's fun and makes the other team feel a little creeped out.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2010 4:17 pm
 

Heat Stroke: Don't boo, laugh

I want the whole arena to stand up and turn their backs to him, just like he did to cleveland. Then maybe, just maybe he will understand



Since: Jul 20, 2010
Posted on: November 30, 2010 3:12 pm
 

Heat Stroke: Don't boo, laugh

PS. Don't try to change our minds and protect this betraying asshole. He deserves EVERYTHING that comes at him. Everybody should throw something at him and tell them we want our money back.



Since: Oct 11, 2010
Posted on: November 30, 2010 3:05 pm
 

Heat Stroke: Don't boo, laugh

You should all gather up your James jerseys and throw them on the Cleveland floor like someone just scored a hat trick,  but it can be called a d-bag trick


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