Cleveland Weatherman Refuses to Say "Heat" After Miami's NBA Championship Win
Let me just say that no one keeps a grudge going like a Clevelander. I know; I'm from there. We keep whetting that angst well past the usual expiration date. There's nothing we can do. It's in the blood. (By the way, two words, LeBron: Delonte West.)
Just so we have that cleared up: Last week, after the Heat took home another NBA championship, it didn't go so well in the City Paris Wishes It Could Be. But the anger even took to the airwaves.
Mark Johnson, the meteorologist for Cleveland's Channel 5, gave a weather report last week omitting the word "heat" from the forecast.
As you can see from the video below, someone cracked open a thesaurus to find every possible alternative, including "dry," "tepid," "non-hot," "sultriness," "sweltering," "toastiness," "torrid," "searing," "sizzily," and "ninja turtle."
Johnson said it was a "public service." "It's mild right now. No heat, no way."
This isn't the first time Johnson has taken his Heat hate out into the open. He hilariously lost his shit after Miami beat the Thunder last year.
I know what you're thinking: Wha, wha. Get over it. Blah blah. Bitter. You had your time. Mo Williams. Admit it, though; this is pretty funny. I can't imagine any of the dim bulbs serving daily sunshine forecasts on South Florida TV could cook up something like this or have the stones to do it.
Oh yeah, one more thing LeBron: Akron hates you too.
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