You may have heard that Ohio State and Michigan are playing a football game on Saturday. Since the game is in Columbus, the Cleveland Cavaliers decided to go to the game and cheer on their local college team. Among the Cavs players in attendance are LeBron James, J.R. Smith, and Richard Jefferson.
It took a while for the Buckeyes to get on the scoreboard, but the team did so in a big way. Ohio State’s Malik Hooker picked off Michigan QB Wilton Speight and took the ball to the house to give the Buckeyes a 7-3 lead late in the second quarter.
This ignited the crowd in Columbus. It especially fired up the members of the 2016 NBA champs in attendance, who went wild on the sideline after the big play. The group of dudes made a circle and did a dance after Hooker made his way into the end zone. It’s really cool to watch a bunch of professionals cheer on a group of college kids solely because they’re all based out of the same area.
Through the first half, this was one of the only reasons that the Buckeyes had to celebrate. The Wolverines took a 10-7 lead into the locker room, while Ohio State’s offense struggled mightily during the game’s first half hour.