When I get fed up with an athlete's performance or complaining about a past game I saddle up to an Internet message board or a stool at the local pub and fire away at the "star". When a major corporation is fed up with a star's complaining, they make t-shirts!
In this case Papa John's Pizza made t -shirts which contained Lebron's number, 23, below the word "crybaby". These shirts were in response to James' complaints of being fouled by a Wizards player early in the series. The humorous shirts were sold by a Washington D.C. area Papa John's before game 6 last Friday. The shirts which turned up in Cleveland had little effect on the Cavaliers who went on to win the game.After I bad mouth a star athlete the most I have to do is calm down a local fanboy who adores him or her, corporations like Papa John's on the other hand have to work a bit harder to make amends. As a way of apologizing to Cleveland and Cavaliers fans, Papa John's Pizza will be offering a large one topping pizza to Cleveland residents on Thursday May 8th for just 23 cents! Papa John's is going further to try and assuage LeBron lovers by donating an additional $10,000 to the Cavaliers Youth Fund.
If you are planning to score an apology pizza today, I would suggest you call early and plan to pick it up since even those who could care less about basketball will likely be jumping on this HOT deal. If you live outside of Cleveland, Ohio then it doesn't look like you will be able to take part in this, but if you call up your local Papa John's Pizza and start crying maybe they will feel sorry and let you in on the peacemaking offer. Finally, don't take out any aggression from the incident on the individual who will be preparing your food out of sight!
Large one topping pizza for 23 cents at Papa John's in Cleveland