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Angry Jazz Bear vs. angry Cavs fan — real or fake?

First Published      Last Updated Nov 03 2013 03:56 pm

Enquiring minds want to know: Was a full-on brawl last Friday between the notoriously pesky Jazz Bear and a passionately misguided Cleveland Cavaliers fan legitimate or staged?

The heated, life-like altercation took place midway through Utah's 121-99 trouncing of the downtrodden Cavaliers. And the melee — which involved two Jazz-leaning security guards, and saw the very hairy bear top off his performance with a "Karate Kid"-style flourish — has drawn more than a few eyes and questioning, "Wait, was that actually real?" glances on the fool-proof internet.


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So, was it real?

"Fake," a Jazz spokesman said Tuesday.

Oh, that crazy bear!

— Brian T. Smith

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