NBA Finals Spark (Classy) Twitter Beef Between Cleveland Orchestra & San Francisco Symphony

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The Cleveland Orchestra & Chorus recording "Carmina Burana" for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Though most athletes choose to tune into hip-hop or rock out pre-game, that doesn't mean those on the more traditional end of the music spectrum don't appreciate the chance to, well, ball out a little.

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The Cleveland Orchestra, helmed by conductor Franz Welser-Möst, already provides the soundtrack to the Cleveland Cavaliers' in-game intros with the pump-up jam "Carmina Burana":

On Tuesday night, as the Cavs returned to Cleveland for Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, the orchestra took to Twitter to proclaim their basketball allegiances.

But where's the fun in rooting for your team without talking smack along the way? Naturally, the Cleveland Orchestra engaged their "rivals" the San Francisco Symphony in some friendly (and very punny) jousting. Things did get a little heated, though -- for example, note the Grammy shade toward the end:

Though LeBron may not have spotted this particular beef yet, we think he would probably appreciate the love from his hometown ensemble:


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