The Cavaliers’ locker room smelled like some dank marijuana after Game 2!

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By: Tyler Lauletta

The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday, but after the game, one of the first thing some in the media noticed in the locker room was a certain recognizable scent.

Mark Wise of The Undefeated posted tweets saying that there was a scent of marijuana lingering in the air of the Cavaliers locker room.

Mike Wise ✔ @MikeWiseguy
Cavs locker room has a strong reefer aroma to it tonight. Hey, it’s Cali. You’re down 2-0 and it’s all about pain control. #NBAFinals
10:26 PM – 4 Jun 2017
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A few minutes later, Wise followed up his statement clarifying that he did not know who was responsible for that particular scent, and was not trying to make any judgments either way, but he smelt what he smelt and was not going to be told otherwise.

Mike Wise ✔ @MikeWiseguy
To be clear, I don’t know who was imbibing marijuana in the Cavs locker room — media that entered, player, etc. But it wasn’t a dead skunk
11:00 PM – 4 Jun 2017
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Mike Wise ✔ @MikeWiseguy
I grew up in Northern California and Hawaii. I know what cannabis smells like. Coulda been a cameraman, reporter, whatever. I’m not judging.
11:06 PM – 4 Jun 2017
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These claims were later brought up to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, who was also in the locker room after the game. During an appearance on “First Take,” Windhorst confirmed that, yes indeed, there was the smell of weed in the air. But he also did not know its source, and said it very well could have been a member of the media.

Said Windhorst, “There was a smell of marijuana in the Cavs locker room, but there are two doors to that locker room. And there were three times as much media there. There are some questionable media dudes hanging around the Finals, is all I’m gonna say. I did smell marijuana but I have no idea where it came from.”

When Jalen Rose was asked if he would have a problem if the source of the scent turned out to be a player, Rose responded, “If it was in the locker room, of course yes. But after the game, it’s no different than going to dinner, having drinks, having wine, or anything else. If it’s legal, it’s in California, you’re an adult, you have the opportunity to do it.”

Rose went on to note how technology has changed and how vaporizers have made it easier to smoke without being noticed, before suggesting that the source of the aroma was most likely a member of the media.

You can watch the exchange here.



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