Anthony Bennett Booed By Cleveland Cavaliers Fans

by November 22, 2013

Irritated with their team’s effort in a lackadaisical loss to the visiting Washington Wizards on Wednesday night, fans in Cleveland showered the team with boos (and saved their loudest vitriol for rookie big man Anthony Bennett, which just seems cruel.) Per the Plain Dealer: “Cavs owner Dan Gilbert has preached patience on Twitter, saying how much of the season is still ahead of the team. Head coach Mike Brown has talked about it being a process. But this is not what the Cavs had envisioned, not after they brought Brown back to add some defense and after they spent money in free agency on Earl Clark, Jarrett Jack and Andrew Bynum. A team meeting less than 10 games into the season wasn’t part of the Cavs’ plan. Being showered with boos while trailing the Washington Wizards by 27 points on their own home court wasn’t either. Nor was first-overall pick Anthony Bennett accounting for more air balls than made field goals. Bennett is now 5 of 37 from the field. Fans are frustrated. (Wednesday) night, after Bennett’s latest three-point attempt failed to brush the rim, boos rained down on the struggling rook. Hearing the gesture caused fans and media members on Twitter to express how they felt.”