Cleveland fan offers firsthand account of trip to Oakland for Cavaliers' road game during NBA Finals
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When Steve Hren says he's just witnessed the best game in his entire life, you can bet he's not just waxing poetic.
He's been a Cleveland Cavaliers season ticket holder since 2007.
"The only thing that would have made it better would have been if LeBron would have made that layup at the buzzer," he said.
That is how the 33-year-old Mentor resident who graduated from Lake Catholic High School and works for his family's company, Sunset Industries, Inc., described the Cavs' 95-93 overtime win in Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday.
Hren's account of the away game isn't that of a guy who watched it at home on TV or a bar or the watch party at The Q.
He and his brother Eric, 30, decided to go the distance, 2,456 miles to be exact. In doing so, they got to experience a game from an entirely different fan perspective and gained newfound respect for fans in Oakland.
"I give them credit," Hren said. "They were loud. Very, VERY loud."
Whether it was due to the acoustics in the nearly 50-year-old Oracle Arena, which holds about 1,000 fewer seats (19,596) than 21-year-old Quicken Loans Arena (20,562), or a fan base that is somehow more pumped about this series than Cleveland fans is hard to say but Steve felt the crowd got even louder than what he's heard at the The Q.
"They are way louder than in Cleveland," he said. "Hopefully we can step it up in Game 3."
"He's been a Cleveland Cavaliers season ticket holder since 2007. "
Wow did he suffer through several AWFUL seasons.
Ahhhhh, he confirms what I think we've all suspected: Oracle is way louder than Quicken Loans Arena!