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The 2018 ESPYS - Arrivals

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Cleveland has found itself on the wrong-end of a joke again; this time during the opening monologue at the 2018 ESPYs Awards show.

The sports version of the Academy Awards was hosted by newly-retired racecar driver Danica Patrick.

“When LeBron hosted, he made fun of me too,” Patrick said during the show’s opening. “I’d say we’re even. JR Smith would say, ‘We’re up by one!'”

The joke, which was in reference to Smith’s NBA Finals Game 1 blunder, likely struck a nerve with most Clevelanders. It also received mixed reviews on social media.

Patrick also mocked James infamous “short suits” that he wore during the 2018 NBA Playoffs run.



Article Courtesy of WOIO Cleveland 19 News

First Picture Courtesy of Rich Fury and Getty Images

Second Picture Courtesy of Allen Berezovsky and Getty Images

Third Picture, First through Fifth Tweet, and First through Fourth Video Courtesy of Twitter and WOIO Cleveland 19 News

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