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Fan with beer walks into Cleveland Cavaliers TV introduction, as well as our hearts (Video)

Eric Freeman
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"Whoops." (via Guyism)

Every so often, a TV camera peers over an NBA crowd and finds a fan so delightful that the person becomes an informal part of our community. Think the Lakers Bros, or Excited Nets Fan Kid, or "Good Job Good Effort" Kid. These heroes bring us joy and mirth outside the regular confines of regular NBA discussion, because they themselves represent everything bizarre about the league we love.

Sometimes, though, one of these fans imposes on an otherwise standard NBA interaction. During Fox Sports Ohio's pregame introduction to the Cleveland Cavaliers' home game against the Philadelphia 76ers, announcers Fred McLeod and Austin Carr were interrupted by an old woman carrying a single cup of beer along the sideline. Apparently not realizing that an entire crew was producing a segment right in front of her, the woman took a few steps into the frame, realized her error, and quickly reversed course. Watch the video below (via Guyism and For The Win), because it is hilarious.

I think it goes without saying that this clip is much funnier because the women decides to turn back. In that brief moment, it becomes clear that none of this was intentional, and that she genuinely just didn't see the TV segment occurring four feet away. She briefly lost herself, saw the error of her ways, and attempted to correct the mistake. In the end, she does not think herself above the form of a basketball telecast. It is about respect for the game.

Or maybe a production assistant yanked her away. Whatever.

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