Papa John's to offer Cleveland residents 23-cent pizzas

Updated: May 5, 2008, 12:22 AM ET
Associated Press

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Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty ImagesA Washington Wizards fan holds a 'crybaby' shirt directed toward Cavs star LeBron James.
CLEVELAND -- Papa John's Pizza issued an apology to Cleveland and the Cavaliers for making T-shirts with LeBron James' number and the word "crybaby" under it.

To apologize, Papa John's will sell Cleveland residents a large, one-topping pizza for 23 cents on Thursday. The 23 is an homage to James' jersey number. The company also will donate $10,000 to the Cavaliers Youth Fund.

The pizza chain's T-shirts were featured during the Cavs' games against the Wizards on Friday in Washington. Wizards fans taunted the Cavs, who won the playoff series that night in Game 6.

The shirts started after James complained about hard fouls, and Wizards center Brendan Haywood called him a crybaby.


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