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Wife of the Week: Cleveland Sports Fan and Her Vengeful “Decision” to Spite LeBron James

By |2018-11-11T20:11:32+00:00June 17th, 2011|8 Comments

Anyone can make a decision, but few will take a year-plus long fall for one, such as what has happened to NBA star LeBron James.

While LeBron’s “Decision” continues to get met with jeers, a Cleveland fan’s recent anti-James decision is being greeted with a plethora of cheers.


Most Cleveland sports fans were happy to see a sad LeBron fall short during the NBA Finals

It all started on Twitter (where else?), when Cleveland radio host Cherise Navidad was tweeting during the NBA Finals.  Navidad, like the rest of the city of Cleveland, was rooting hard for the Dallas Mavericks to win the title, and knock King James and the Miami Heat off their high horse.

On the night of the title-clinching Game 6, she sent the following message out on Twitter:

cheriseonair Cherise Navidad

Dear Mavs: win tonight and we will name our lil’ boy Dirk. He’ll be here June 22nd. @cavsformavs #cavsformavs

At the time, it was clearly a message sent in a playful manner during a nerve-racking and competitive basketball game.  Days later, she finds herself in the news headlines, being the subject of a story by Nina Mandell of the New York Daily News.

But the best part of the entire story is this: Navidad is sticking to her Twitter promise.  She will go through with naming her second-born child after Dirk Nowitzki.


A Cleveland radio host will name her second-born child after Dirk Nowitzki

We can only hope that either Mark Cuban or Dan Gilbert loves the gesture so much, that one chimes in and offers to pay for the kid’s college education, too.

Either way, kudos to Cherise Navidad, this week’s WIFE OF THE WEEK here at The Wife Hates Sports. Best wishes to her, her family and a happy and healthy baby Dirk.

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  1. aero June 21, 2011 at 7:32 AM

    Good point Al.

  2. tophata June 20, 2011 at 12:51 PM


    But then again who names their child LeBron ?

  3. aero June 20, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Doesn’t naming a poor helpless little baby boy Dirk constitute some sort of child abuse. Afterall, the opportunities for ridicule are seemingly endless.

  4. admin June 20, 2011 at 11:10 AM


    To be honest, I enjoy having LeBron continue to say ridiculous things to the media – it makes it more fun. Near the end of the Finals, when they had both LeBron and Wade up at the same time, I remember when Wade kept answering with cliches, etc… I kept wanting LBJ to take every answer.

  5. admin June 20, 2011 at 11:09 AM


    Wasn’t just Cleveland rooting against LeBron… it was the majority of the country

  6. admin June 20, 2011 at 11:07 AM


    Seriously, she wanted to root for the Mavs “from the bottom of her heeeeeeeeeeeart…”

  7. JW June 18, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Some of us called this a year ago…

    Even Jose Feliciano can see I am Nostra-effing-damus.


  8. Chris Humpherys June 18, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Cherise Navidad.

    Isn’t that a Jose Feliciano song?

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