Babies in Cleveland hospitals are being indoctrinated into a painful, punishing ritual: They are being made to look like Cavaliers fans.

Proof of this child abuse comes from Cleveland Clinic, the local hospital network. Multiple photos show freshly born children being outfitted in Cavs gear, enlisting the babies as fans ahead of Tuesday night's critical Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

It gets worse:

Child protective services has not yet commented on the matter, but this forced initiation into rooting for the Cavs, one of the league's most historically futile teams -- albeit the home to LeBron James, the best basketball player in the world -- seems both senseless and potentially dangerous, as the children likely face a lifetime of disappointment.

Just a real sad thing to see. Poor kids.

Was it obvious this post was written by a Bulls fan? I'm not bitter.

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