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The Cleveland Cavaliers announced that they will offer one of the most bizarre — if not coolest — promotional giveaways at their Dec. 5 game against the Chicago Bulls
— a bobblehead replica of the leg lamp from the holiday movie classic "A Christmas Story."
The 1983 retelling of Jean Shepherd's short stories featured the famous left leg covered in a fishnet stocking that Ralphie's dad (played by the late, great Darren McGavin) was so proud of in the classic tale.
If you don't what lamp I'm talking about, just check out the background props on ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption" or wait until December when the movie will be shown on TV about a jillion times.
Even though fans might remember that the movie was set in Indiana, portions of it were filmed on Cleveland's west side. So there's Cleveland's tie-in to the bobbleleg
The memorable scene where Ralphie's excited dad gets the wood crate marked "FRAGILE" for winning a "sweepstakes" — and the mom looks on red-faced as her husband puts the risque piece of kitsch in the window — is one for the ages. Now Cav's fans can own a little (miniature actually) piece of Americana just in time for the holidays.
The Cavaliers don't seem to do a lot of things right these days, but the scaled down version of the leg lamp is something that could help get the fans through another long winter.
What's next, BB gun night?
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Dan Gilbert took to twitter revealing a new alternate jersey for the upcoming season-
The text of the tweet-
“Just in a few minutes ago.AC found them in @cavs locker room.Cavs will wear ‘home yellows’ @10/30 opener”
So it appears the Cavaliers will be wearing these for the opener.
(Hat tip- @Mike_CavsHQ)
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