Josh Cribbs & Machine Gun Kelly talk loyalty ahead of NBA Finals Game 2 with LeBron James

Video comments are among most shared in NEO

CLEVELAND - A candid video featuring Browns player Josh Cribbs and rapper Machine Gun Kelly from Shaker Heights is one of the most shared clips in northeast Ohio this week, according to YouTube.

Cribbs and Kelly talked about loyalty, Miami Heat forward LeBron James, Cleveland sports and music fans.

James, whose NBA team, the Miami Heat, plays Game 2 of the NBA Finals Thursday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Both Cribbs and Kelly said they are more loyal to Cleveland fans.

"People say LeBron hung around the wrong people that's why he ain't here no more," Cribbs said in the YouTube video. "He was my boy when he was here. I mean, he ran the city. And it was like, I couldn't fathom - I'm like, 'he's not leaving.' Who would leave this city? The best fans in the world!"

Machine Gun Kelly, or MGK, whose real name is Richard Colson Baker, posted on Twitter late Wednesday that he turned down a huge opportunity in order to stay true to fans.

@machinegunkelly posted: "things people don't know but should: i turned down performing at the Pacquiao fight last week to perform in my hometown. loyalty."

In the YouTube video, MGK said, "If people in Cleveland find out I left my one hometown show to go to be on HBO, like, I'm LeBron, you know what I'm saying? ... my city is more important than 60 million people."

"The influence either turns you onto the right path or the wrong path. We're on the right path, and it shows," said Cribbs in the video.

The video runs a little longer than 1:20, and the end of the clip advertises a full-length version of the sit-down interviews in the near future for channel subscribers.

The YouTube channel said NOC "is an entertainment channel about the personalities and lives of athletes. We bring you the world's most famous sports stars saying and doing the unexpected each week. Check out new athlete lifestyle, music, and comedy content daily, and help us build a revolution in sports."

The NBA Countdown show airs on NewsChannel5 at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, with tipoff at 9 p.m.

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