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Syracuse Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim Attends NBA Finals Game 3 in Cleveland

Syracuse basketball's head man went to Cleveland to see the Cavaliers battle the Warriors, and for a few other reasons.

Jason Romano

The Cleveland Cavaliers got themselves back into the NBA Finals on Wednesday night with a blowout 120-90 victory over the Golden State Warriors.

Who cares about that, though? The real action was in the stands at Quicken Loans Arena, where Syracuse Orange men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim was in attendance.

Now, I'm sure we all support coach Boeheim's decision to go to the NBA (Finals), and wish him the best of luck. Although, it's hard to ignore the fact that staying at Syracuse another year (head coaching season #41) would help give him the experience he needs to really be ready to make the jump.

Boeheim was really there because he promised his son he would take him for a birthday trip, and also perhaps to do some advance scouting for some players he will coach this summer for USA Basbketball at the Olympics in RIo.

It looks like Boeheim is a star wherever he goes, because plenty of people on social media, both famous and not, were posting pictures of him throughout the game.

Let's take a look at what kept Jim busy during his night in Cleveland:

Mike Greenberg

Apparently, there is no bad blood between the Syracuse coach and the 'Mike and Mike' host. Back in March, Greenberg said on his ESPN Radio show that it was an 'outrage' that Syracuse got a spot in the 2016 NCAA Tournament over Monmouth and it would be a 'joke' if they won the 2016 NCAA Title.

Here is a picture of Boeheim posing with Greenberg and his son at Game 3:

Reunited and it feels so good

Boeheim was not the only person with Syracuse ties in the building for Game 3. Former Orange star and current Philadelphia 76ers player Jerami Grant was in the house and took some time to catch up with his former coach. Just a couple days ago, Grant was named to the USA select basketball team.

Here's a shot of the two chatting during the game (comedian Frank Caliendo is sitting right in front of them in the red shirt):

Taking a seat

Cleveland radio host Anthony Lima, who once worked in Syracuse, spotted Boeheim remaining calm amongst the Cavalier faithful. Someone tell that dude to get on his feet and start cheering.

Lima also caught Boeheim enjoying some Dippin' Dots. Who doesn't love ice cream in frozen dot form?

Can't hide in the crowd

ESPN NBA reporter Dave McMenamin, who was once a manager for Boeheim, spotted the Hall of Famer in the crowd. Good eye by the Cuse alum.

Man of the people

It's not just members of the media and former players that noticed Jimmy B in the house. Plenty of fans in attendance also noticed his presence: