Source From http://www.newsnet5.com/
CLEVELAND – What is the best way to welcome home LeBron James on Thursday?
Some say booing. Others say kill him with kindness.
How about laughing at him?
That’s the argument some fans are making, that they’re using social media to create a unified effort against LeBron during Thursday’s game. Fans have developed the Twitter accounts @LaughAtLebron @cavs_chants and the website http://cavschants.wordpress.com/, which detail a specific approach to mock the self-proclaimed “Chosen One.”
The @LaughAtLebron account asks that instead of booing when LeBron is introduced, fans respond with laughter. After the introductions, the account @cavs_chants has put together a series of chants for fans to follow throughout the game.
The website—which is connected with the two Twitter accounts—includes a chant sheet, which has time-specific jeers to lob at LeBron, based on the point of the game.
For example, the chant sheet asks fans to chant “Scott-ie-Pip-pen (Clap, Clap, ClapClapClap)” between the 12:00 and 6:00 minute marks of the fourth quarter.
A letter to fans on the website explains the motives behind the approach.
“We’re here to serve two purposes; the first is to make LeBron James feel the pain we all felt when he went on national TV and stabbed our city in the heart. It was a cold, callous, and calculated attack. The second reason is to ensure that Thursday December 2nd 2010 is remembered as a day Clevelanders stood in unity rather than a day that will live in infamy.”
With two days to go before the game, the @cavs_chants account has over 1,300 followers, and @LaughAtLebron has over 560. The fans behind the movement are hoping it can go viral before Miami’s visit to the Q.
We’ll see if it works, or if the Cavs faithful prefer to go with the “boo-him-like-crazy” routine.