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Tone Deaf Cleveland Cavaliers Dabble With Domestic Violence In Hype Video

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I’m sure the creative team over at the Quicken Loans Arena is having itself quite the day after throwing this hype video up on the jumbotron before Game two of the Cavs-Bulls series.

First off, did they get a local high school video department to shoot this gem? The video quality reminds me of something the morning announcement team would throw together in five minutes back at Ridley High. You’d expect a little more professionalism from an NBA franchise.

I get that this is suppose to be a Dirty Dancing parody, but in today’s world, having a video of some dude throwing his girlfriend on her head so she sides with him is probably not the best idea. Factor in that the whole thing is just painfully awkward and not even remotely funny, and you’re just feeding fuel into the outrage machine fire.

Just stick with the basics, Cavaliers: Players uncomfortably staring at the camera as they slowly spin around in a background of some combination of clouds, fire, and lightning all while mixing in highlights. Throw in a song like “Requiem For A Dream” and you’ll bring down the house every time. Boom! Done. Call it a day. Repeat that formula every year and you won’t run into this problem.

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Dan Regester

Dan Regester @Dan_Regester is a Senior Writer, Podcast Host, and Video Guy for Grandex Media. He's Delco trash to the core and a UCF cinema studies graduate because he never got around to applying to an actual film school. Dan is a gambling man, crypto investor, and procrastinator. He enjoys long walks to the water fountain between bench press sets and is not a fan of the homeless, the elderly, or the Phoenix Airport. Email tips to

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