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Cleveland Cavaliers Dunk on LA Sports Media

Oops. That’s all that can be said today in the halls of ESPN 710 AM radio following the Lakers’ embarrassing 104-99 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena.

Among those rubbing it in: Cleveland ABC-TV affiliate Channel 5. With great glee, the station shares this morning the text of a pre-game promo heard on the LA station:

“Tomorrow, the champs are in Cleveland to get another quality practice in before the All-Star break. Oh yeah, the Cavaliers will be there, too. Doing what? Who knows?”

Cavaliers player Daniel Gibson picked up on the promo after the game, tweeting that “I guess “The Show” ain’t feel like practicing 2day… Haaa.” Meanwhile, ESPN radio personality John Ireland promised ahead of the contest that if the Lakers lost to the Cavs, he would quit his job and walk home from Cleveland. So former colleague Larry Brown has helpfully mapped it out.

Update – 02/17/11: At the beginning of today’s radio show, Ireland revealed – in lieu of quitting his job – that he has pledged $1,000 to an upcoming Autism Speaks walk ($200 for each point the Lakers lost to the Cavs by) and will also sponsor five kids to a future MVP camp.

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