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Cavaliers fan who got ‘2015 NBA Champs’ tattoo says he has no regrets


A Cleveland Cavaliers fan who made news a few weeks back after he got a “2015 NBA Champs” tattoo insists he has no regrets over the inked prediction gone wrong, adding he has no plans to alter or change it.

Lonynell Coleman, the fan in question who believed  LeBron James and his beloved Cavaliers would be hoisting the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy upon the conclusion of the NBA Finals, took to Twitter to proclaim to any naysayers, cynics or critics that he holds the team in high regard despite the fact they were overwhelmed by a superior — and healthier — Golden State Warriors squad.

Coleman continued on social media, adding in a tweet that it was a great year for the Cavaliers and that things would have gone far differently in the Finals had the team had a healthy Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love.

But in the end, Cleveland’s lengthy championship drought continues, but Coleman, despite his inaccurate ink, is enjoying his 15 minutes of infamy on the Internet.

Repetitive sequence of smiley faces, indeed.

Coleman obviously is taking it all in stride, even if ESPN’s “First Take” program took a potshot at him on Instagram.

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“Good try, good effort,” the post reads in part.

Obviously, to get a tattoo that boasts one’s favorite team is poised for championship glory is rife with risk. As noted previously, it is hopeful that this guy and this guy and this guy and this guy and this guy have some kind of contingency plan in place, as their respective boastful tattoo predictions didn’t pan out for them, either. At least Coleman had the dignity to stand by his tattoo, despite its inaccuracy.

After all, rarely does it happen that folks who get title tattoos make out like this Seahawks fan. This Washington Nationals fan, however, still has hope. Coleman, sadly, does not.

But hey, at least this Cubs fan had the good sense to leave his predictive championship tattoo some wiggle room. That always helps.