The Cleveland Cavaliers are taking a beating in the NBA Finals thanks to the Golden State Warriors, who have won the first two games of the best-of-seven series.
But are the Cavs soothing their wounds with a natural herb? At least one sport reporter says it might be happening.
Sunday night, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant led the Warriors to an impressive 132-113 victory at Oracle Arena. And soon after the game, ESPN reporter Mike Wise tweeted his suspicions:
“Cavs locker room has a strong reefer aroma to it tonight. Hey, it’s Cali. You’re down 2-0 and it’s all about pain control. #NBAFinals.”
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Wise later clarified his tweet by saying it wasn’t clear what was causing the smell, saying it could have been a reporter, cameraman or whoever.
“To be clear, I don’t know who was imbibing marijuana in the Cavs locker room – media that entered, player, etc. But it wasn’t a dead skunk.” Wise wrote.
Of course, it didn’t take long for some to pile on and take sides.
A few called Wise out for tweeting about the skunky aroma in the locker room.
Mike Tolbert wrote on the Cannabist, a blog about marijuana news and culture, that he couldn’t blame the Cavs for imbibing.
“It would be hard to blame the Cavs if this was their preferred post-game recovery method, having been smoked 132-113 at Oracle Arena in Oakland,” Tolbert wrote.
The NBA Finals continue Wednesday as the series moves to Cleveland.