The Wizards Did An In-Game Video Spoof Of All Star Voting And Then Kyrie Irving Proceeded To Take Them To The Cleaners
Uproxx- Here’s Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer explaining how a second-quarter satire based off Wall’s comments actually may have helped spur Irving’s big fourth-quarter in the 121-115 Cavs win Wednesday night.
In the second quarter during a timeout, the Wizards’ in-game entertainment crew presented a questionable spoof that ended up biting them in the rear. It was intended to be lighthearted and humorous, but failed miserably.
On the Jumbotron it showed fans attending the game in Cavaliers apparel being asked in the concourse who belonged in the All-Star Game between Wall and Irving. Every single fan said Wall, and you could tell they were instructed to answer that way.
The bit went on long enough that it got the Cavaliers’ attention from their huddle, and they didn’t take too kindly to it.
“Nah, we didn’t like it as a team. We didn’t like it at all,” guard J.R. Smith said with a stone face.
“Yeah, I saw it for sure,” LeBron James chimed in. “I’ve been dealing with that my entire career.”
Well, add this to the list of reasons why you shouldn't hire actors to follow some dumb script in an effort to make fans laugh, and to be completely honest, it's not even the best reason. The best reason is because those stupid clips are so obviously franchise fabricated, and fall about 500 yards short of being anywhere close to funny. So can I definitely say that the Wizards stupid public relations stunt was responsible for Kyrie Irving going absolutely fucking bonkers in the 4th quarter? Obviously I cannot, but I can say they got what they had coming to them. I didn't need to hear from that halfwit J.R. Smith or from the habitually butthurt LeBron James to know that. I don't even like the Cavs, and I happen to be a fan of John Wall's work. With that said I am glad that he, and his team, got their noses smeared in shit, because they made a big deal out of a process as meaningless and flawed as All Star voting.
Simply put, it's nothing more than a popularity contest. Why do you think Yao Ming started every year of his career? Because China is huge and full of technologically savvy Asians. If John Wall, and his A/V buddies doing fictitious interviews on the concourse, are so concerned with All Star appearances then they need to worry about HIS popularity, not Kyrie Irving's, and crying about something so petty isn't going go gain him enough fans to win him a ticket to Toronto.