LAKEWOOD, Ohio - First it was the Dallas Mavaliers. Now, Cleveland basketball fans have found another way to make the NBA finals easier to swallow.
In a show of support for the Oklahoma City Thunder, they're buying up OKCLE -Tshirts faster than Kevin Durant scores points.
"It's been crazy," said Greg Vlosich, whose company GV Art and Design sells the shirts. "We're trying to get them out as fast as we can, but orders keep coming in. My phone hasn't stopped ringing since Monday night."
Vlosich was selling his shirts at Harry Buffalo in Lakewood Thursday night, the same place where fans set a LeBron James jersey on fire two years ago when he announced on national TV that he was leaving Cleveland for South Beach.
"I respect him, I respect his game," said Kyle Foss, who bought an OKCLE shirt. "But the way he left isn't the way everyone thought he should have left."
Vlosich said the shirts give Cleveland something to rally behind.
"From our standpoint, we don't hate the guy," he said, "but you just don't want to see him get a ring right now, especially kind of early on after he left."
The shirts sell for $25 at GVARTWORK.COM .
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