Bleacher Report posts photoshopped version of Cleveland billboard: ‘Hey Cavs, take this L’
Bleacher Report pulled off a comical play on the recent Cleveland crown ad, claiming King James was there to stay, after the Philadelphia 76ers handed the Cleveland Cavaliers a 108-97 loss on their own floor.
Sixers beat writer Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer initially took the picture of the ad displayed in downtown Cleveland, then noticed Bleacher Report had photoshopped his original photo into a rotated crown looking like a middle finger, reading #TakeThisL after Philly handed the Cavs their third loss in the last five games.
.@BleacherReport photoshopped my photo of the billboard in downtown Cleveland that gave #Sixers fans the middle finger yesterday. The caption read, “Updated billboard after Sixers win:” #ThatsCold #YallAintRight pic.twitter.com/uab0g7bjBp
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) March 2, 2018
The Sixers took down the Cavs convincingly throughout the game, thanks to the even efforts of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, J.J. Redick and even newcomer Marco Belinelli.
Philadelphia had all five starters in double figures, providing an even assault on a Cavs team that was limited to 41.4 percent from the floor and 28.1 percent from the 3-point line.
The LeBron James wars have started even prior to the summer, with the Cavs, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Sixers playing as the three main candidates for his services.
The Sixers are 1-2 against the Cavs this season, with one more chance to even the score coming on Apr. 6 at the Wells Fargo Center, hopeful to even the series as they’ve rolled into winning eight of their last 10 games, cracking sixth place in a very competitive bottom of the playoff window.
For now, The King and his Cavaliers will have to take that L for another 35 days until both of these teams meet again.