On Friday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers played their first game since trading away half their team in a crazy roster overhaul the day before. The Cavs played the game with a depleted roster while the new acquisitions take their time to join the team, and the Cleveland players on the floor heard it from Atlanta Hawks fans.
When Tristan Thompson was at the free throw line, Hawks fans chanted, “LeBron will leave you!”
Hawks fans chanting: “LeBron will leave you,” as Tristan Thompson misses two free throws ? pic.twitter.com/p9NAaxwrl4
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 10, 2018
And when Jeff Green was at the free throw line, the chant poked fun at LeBron James essentially being the Cavs’ general manager: “LeBron will trade you!’
Hawks cheering section in Friday night form for this one. One set of Tristan Thompson free throws they chant: "LeBron will leave you!" Next time down for Jeff Green free throws it was: "LeBron will trade you!"
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) February 10, 2018
Then again, Hawks fans probably shouldn’t be making fun of other teams right now. The Cavs came away with a 123-107 victory in the game, and the Hawks now have the NBA’s worst record at 17-39.