05.05.08 10 years ago 18 Comments

In case you missed the tedious controversy during the Wizards-Cavs series that didn't involve Jay-Z and Soulja Boy, Papa Johns stuck their logo on the white tees Wizards fans wore during Game 6 which bore the number 23 and the word "Crybaby" where Bron-Bron's name would be on the back. Many Ohioans stopped eating cheese off discarded pizza boxes long enough to get angry. To atone, Papa Johns issued a mea culpa, which further confused Ohioans, because they don't know even common Latin phrases.

To apologize, Papa John's will sell Cleveland residents a large, one-topping pizza for 23 cents on Thursday. The 23 is an homage to James' jersey number. The company also will donate $10,000 to the Cavaliers Youth Fund.

Who wins the most out of this? Kids in Cleveland, of course. For generations, they've only been sent to school long enough to redeem their personal pan pizza for finishing their reading for the week. Of course, the kids didn't actually read and their parents didn't share the pizza with the kids. But it was a brief, albeit depressing taste of the good life. Now, if only Clevelanders had 23 cents. Of course, Quicken Loans! That arena naming deal is already paying off.

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