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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. New Orleans Pelicans: The Twitter Experience and Face Tattoo!

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The Cavs lost to the New Orleans Pelicans, but Anthony Bennett broke out.

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Have you guys ever heard of Tony Robbins? Tony Robbins is a motivational speaker that makes ridiculous amounts of cash for, yes, motivating people. I have lived my life, all 26 years of it, thinking that the field of motivational speaking was kind of a joke. I mean, who really benefits from that? Well, apparently Anthony Bennett.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/HPbasketball">@HPbasketball</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/BrianEmory">@BrianEmory</a> If Anthony Bennett ever scores more than 10 points in a single game I&#39;ll tattoo his boxscore on my face.</p>&mdash; Aviate (@CSAviate) <a href="https://twitter.com/CSAviate/statuses/425420848057430016">January 21, 2014</a></blockquote>

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I am not familiar with the techniques Robbins uses, but one of our favorite community members here at Fear The Sword was so concerned for Bennett, and wanted so badly to help him out that he took this......unorthodox approach. And then the strangest damn thing happened: Bennett responded. 15 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block.

Now, if there is one thing Twitter loves, it's a feel good story. Soon, bleeding hearts all across the country were so proud of the devotion to team, and fellow man that Aviate showed, that they began cheering for Bennett, in all corners of cyberspace.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>FEED BIG DADDY CANADA! FEED HIM FOR THE FACE TATTOO</p>&mdash; Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) <a href="https://twitter.com/HPbasketball/statuses/428347967683039232">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>NOOOOOOOOO. Face Tattoo dream will remain that for now.</p>&mdash; Robby Kalland (@RKalland) <a href="https://twitter.com/RKalland/statuses/428348030299807744">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Following for the face tattoo <a href="https://twitter.com/CSAviate">@CSAviate</a></p>&mdash; Daniel Poarch (@PoarchDaniel) <a href="https://twitter.com/PoarchDaniel/statuses/428348954128814081">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>FACE TATTOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!</p>&mdash; Shane Huebner (@440shane) <a href="https://twitter.com/440shane/statuses/428348425239683073">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>LOOOOOLLLLLL <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23FaceTattoo&amp;src=hash">#FaceTattoo</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HPbasketball">@HPbasketball</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/CSAviate">@CSAviate</a></p>&mdash; Joe Coles (@utahman130) <a href="https://twitter.com/utahman130/statuses/428348540536889344">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Enjoy your <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23FaceTattoo&amp;src=hash">#FaceTattoo</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/CSAviate">@CSAviate</a></p>&mdash; Jordan Higgs (@HiggsOnHoops) <a href="https://twitter.com/HiggsOnHoops/statuses/428348771609899008">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>let’s go!!! RT <a href="https://twitter.com/CSAviate">@CSAviate</a>: If Anthony Bennett ever scores more than 10 points in a single game I’ll tattoo his boxscore on my face.</p>&mdash; Chuck (@idgachuck) <a href="https://twitter.com/idgachuck/statuses/428350004005064704">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Jeremy Tyler is like &quot;WHERE&#39;S MY FACE TATTOO&quot;</p>&mdash; Kevin McElroy (@knickerbacker) <a href="https://twitter.com/knickerbacker/statuses/428360045252706305">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>No matter what Bennett does the rest of his career, he won&#39;t be a bust, because he gave us Face Tattoo.</p>&mdash; Daniel Poarch (@PoarchDaniel) <a href="https://twitter.com/PoarchDaniel/statuses/428359175974813697">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Like tattoo your face with it RT <a href="https://twitter.com/basketballtalk">@basketballtalk</a>: Anthony Bennett with 15 points, 8 boards tonight. Do with that information what you will.</p>&mdash; Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) <a href="https://twitter.com/HPbasketball/statuses/428359252093063168">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Except this girl

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>What&#39;s the point of getting a tattoo on your face</p>&mdash; maggiee (@__margarett__) <a href="https://twitter.com/__margarett__/statuses/428360702441832448">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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TO SUPPORT ANTHONY BENNETT AND THE AMERICAN DREAM.

Yes, on this night, the Cavaliers lost, but America? We won. We came together for a greater cause, built a stronger bond between fan and athlete, and forever committed to eternity the time Anthony Bennett scored 15 points in an NBA game. They say people with Face Tattoos cannot get gainful employment. I say Aviate will never look for work as a motivational speaker again. No, the work will find Aviate, and we will all be better for it.

We've even got a pretty good jumping off point:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Here you go. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/HPbasketball">@HPbasketball</a> 12m I humbly ask that you all submit your 15-8-1 face tattoo designs to <a href="https://twitter.com/CSAviate">@CSAviate</a> <a href="http://t.co/XqWaNGnd4G">pic.twitter.com/XqWaNGnd4G</a></p>&mdash; Stephen Coston (@NBA247OFFICIAL) <a href="https://twitter.com/NBA247OFFICIAL/statuses/428357482839162880">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Some other random stuff:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Happy birthday <a href="https://twitter.com/talkhoops">@talkhoops</a></p>&mdash; Tara Reid (@TaraReid) <a href="https://twitter.com/TaraReid/statuses/428310948856598529">January 28, 2014</a></blockquote>

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This is a real thing that happened. If you're reading this, and are able to get Katy Perry or Jennifer Lawrence to tell me happy birthday, I might actually pass out of happiness.

We also learned that CJ Miles is not on a cold streak, he just had a hot streak once:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>CJ Miles had a 6 game stretch at the beginning of January where averaged 19.8 points per game and shot out of his mind.</p>&mdash; Ryan Mourton (@Ryan_Mourton) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ryan_Mourton/statuses/428301095362768896">January 28, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>In his other 34 games he averages 8.3 points, 39% shooting from the field, and 33% shooting from the three point line.</p>&mdash; Ryan Mourton (@Ryan_Mourton) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ryan_Mourton/statuses/428301254201061376">January 28, 2014</a></blockquote>

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I have so many more thoughts and ideas, specifically about trading Varejao and just embracing the horror, but we will save that for another day. I don't want to steal face tattoos shine. We've done good today, America.