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Cleveland fans chant “traitor” at LeBron in Miami Restaurant

Dec 7, 2010, 11:43 AM EDT

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After the Miami Heat beat the Atlanta Hawks for a fourth straight win Saturday, LeBron James and his best friend and manager Maverick Carter went out for dinner at Myles Chefetz’s Prime Italian in Miami. A regular Saturday night.

Well, it would have been except that also in the restaurant were about 30 Cleveland Brown fans, there getting drunk warmed up for the Browns game against the Dolphins Sunday. So let the wild rumpus start, as reported by the New York Post (via Ben Maller).

Chants of “traitor, traitor” echoed through the restaurant, so the Browns fans were asked to leave. But the Clevelanders hunt around outside the restaurant to continue to heckle James, forcing him to leave by sneaking out to his car.

Likely this taunting had about the same impact on James as the boos did in Cleveland when he dropped 38 on the Cavaliers.

  1. ljl2 - Dec 7, 2010 at 12:26 PM

    i think the bigger story is that more cleveland fans traveled to a game in miami than miami fans…

    • hnirobert3 - Dec 7, 2010 at 4:04 PM

      You think they traveled to Miami? Dude, they probably LIVE here, just like everyone else in Miami. Nobody in South Florida was born in South Florida, they’re usually from NY, Chicago and hell-holes like Cleveland. Because, y’know, it sucks there.

  2. jr7822222 - Dec 7, 2010 at 12:28 PM

    Hey Cleveland, get over it already…

  3. infloridafromohio - Dec 7, 2010 at 12:59 PM

    Since I’ve moved from Cleveland to Jax I’ve noticed fans of all different sports in Florida, except college football don’t really support their teams. As for Lebrum, he isn’t worth wasting the breath to boo. Kobe has his high school gym named after him and Lebron could care less about such honors as long as he thinks he’s getting his ring. A real shame the value he’s teaching his kid!! Turn your back on the people who adore you so you can be selfish to yourself. I was at Red Right 88, I was at the Drive, I was at the fumble, I was at the shot…I have been at every sporting event fans in Cleveland hate to relive, but I would rather relive everyone of them compared to the betrayal of Lebrum! I hope Lebrum gets his ring so he’ll stop wining like a baby…in the meantime Kobe has five and has a whole new fan base in Cleveland!

    • miamiheat6 - Dec 7, 2010 at 2:38 PM

      The fans did not “adore” him. They made that quite obvious when he left. They only “adored” what they thought he could bring them. If they truly loved him they wouldn’t be showing him all the hate now. They would be disappointed, even heartbroken, but they wouldn’t hate him. He was just a stepping stone to glory for the Cavs. They need to realize this is business, there is no time for violins, hearts and flowers. If he wasn’t as good as he is, they wouldn not give a DAMN about where he went. If he didn’t play well or got hurt, the Cavs would have dropped him like a bad habit, and not given him a second thought. His crime is being the only decent player on that sorry team. Blame the Cavs’ ownership for not getting him some support. Blame the 2-faced fans in Cleveland. Blame the crappy weather. If you guys truly loved the man and not just his skills, you would wish him well and understand why he left. The only “whining like a baby” I see is by the Cleveland fans and owner. Move on. Maybe when other players see how nicely you treat your players and how much you “adore” them, you can get somebody else. But I wouldn’t be holding my breath.

      • browniebuck - Dec 7, 2010 at 10:04 PM

        Let’s see…Blame the ownership for not getting him some support? LeBron wanted Larry Hughes…they got Larry Hughes…didn’t work out. LeBron wanted to make a big move to get Ben Wallace, Wally Sczerbiak, and his mom’s new ginger boyfriend into town…made the deal…didn’t work out. LeBron wanted Shaq…they got Shaq…LeBron quit, and it didn’t work out. The ONLY thing that I blame ownership for is allowing LeBron to hold the team hostage for so long.

        LeBron wanted help, but the “elite” players that he wanted to come help him out (Ron Artest and Trevor Ariza came out and said that they didn’t go to Cleveland because LeBron wouldn’t commit to beyond last year). He KNEW full well that he was already gone and would do NOTHING to help the Cavaliers secure a winner. Cue the “elbow” injury, cue the “quittness” in Game 5, cue the half a55ed left-handed free throw…WHAT SHOULD I DO? Get over yourself and enjoy being the “Chosen 1/3” while you are Robin to D-Wade’s BatMan. Love the “LOYALTY” tat, by the way….quitter!

  4. miamiheat6 - Dec 7, 2010 at 1:29 PM

    Hey Cleveland fans…. GET OVER IT. This crybaby crap just proves LeBron made the right decision to leave that snow-covered hellhole. If he wasn’t such a good player you would have shown him the door long ago. The ONLY reason you are pissed is because he was your pathetic team’s ONLY chance of ever getting a title. When he got tired of carrying the team on his back, he headed for greener pastures. When other players see how you treat your former players, good luck getting anybody else to take his place.

  5. pimpythepooh - Dec 7, 2010 at 2:42 PM

    Again the Miami fans will talk sh-t because they are on a little win streak, yet you idiots were not saying anything when teams were walking all over you. Probably because you were all full from eating too much crow.

    You still cannot beat top teams, the whole world not only hates Lebron, but your team as well. I will make sure to bring plenty of tissues for your eyes come June when you anter the playoffs no better than a 5th seed, and get doused by the Celtics. HHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAA

  6. metalhead65 - Dec 8, 2010 at 8:23 AM

    wonder if all you don’t hate him people will feel the same say after 6 years and he hasn’t won 6 titles and decides to opt of his contract?and it is not about him simply leaving,it has always been about the way he did it! he knew he was not going to stay but instead of just saying I will make the best decsion for me and my family when the time comes he kept acting like nothing was set and then had the “me” celebration and announced he was leaving. then came all the excuses,I am not a cavs fan but have lost all respect for him thee way he handled it. and you heat fans need to get over yourselves,unlike laker fans your team has not done anything for you to act arrogant about yet.

  7. southbeachtalent - Dec 8, 2010 at 8:42 AM

    ohh yeah if he leaves we will cry our eyes out…… Don’t think so buddy we unlike Clevelanders understand how the real world works. Its about business, always has been always will be.

    And this crap about how he left.. Cry me a river you pansies. If he would have gone and told ownership and the fans before his live broadcast you’d still boo him and hope for his demise. Your just scorned and hurt.

    And lastly all this talk about getting over ourselves.. Another delusion you guys are manifesting. Its the media you geniuses, we really like our team and chances but we do understand there are hurdles to cross before getting to that point. I love how Gilbert has you Cavs fans brainwashed, your like robots. MUST HATE LEBRON…MUST HATE LEBRON.. Grow a brain.

  8. southbeachtalent - Dec 8, 2010 at 8:50 AM

    Oh no the world hates the Heat. What will I do?!?!?!?

    Not give a crap… yea that sounds good.

    By the way the Celtics will decompose come play-off time.

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