Cleveland is a city that’s too often at the butt of others’ jokes. In the wake of the Manti Te’o fake girlfriend hoax, the Cavaliers jumped on the opportunity to make fun of someone else.
During the Cavs’ 95–90 win over the Celtics on Tuesday, the Jumbotron hanging over center court at Quicken Loans Arena featured a “Manti Te’o Kiss Cam” at several junctures during the game. Normally this gimmick requires a guy and a girl, but in this instance, it was necessary to pan over the crowd for men who didn’t have a girl with them.
In light of this and a similar stunt that the Dallas Stars pulled two days prior, we can confidently say this isn’t the last Te’o joke made on a big screen during a pro sporting event.