CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers may be stricken with injuries, but into the void has stepped Matthew Dellavedova, the reserve guard from Australia who has thus far been the Robin to LeBron‘s Batman. Dellevedova’s been so good, he’s spawned a series of memes on the internet, and here in Cleveland, even has his own burger named for him…
How do you top that? Back home Down Under, Dellavedova is getting a gym named after him. According to 3AW, Delly’s hometown of Maryborough is renaming their basketball stadium in his honor…
The quiet town of Maryborough is planning on renaming its basketball stadium the “Dellavedova Dome” in honour of local star Matthew Dellavedova.
The 24-year-old guard from Victoria is making waves in America, becoming a major factor for the Cleveland Cavaliers as the franchise pushes for its first NBA championship against the Golden State Warriors.
While the Cavaliers have far from sealed the seven-game series – they lead 2-1 – Central Goldfield Shire CEO Mark Johnson told 3AW Breakfast Dellavedova had done enough to have his home-town stadium named after him.
“That’s where Matt Dellavedova learned his craft and the Maryborough Basketball Association have suggested that the stadium, which is a two-court stadium, ought to be renamed after Matthew,” Mr Johnson told 3AW Breakfast.
“He’s certainly put Maryborough on the world map, it’s just fantastic.
“Obviously there’s a process to go through.”
Who needs a Thunder Dome, we got a Delly Dome!