Sculp­ture in but­ter of­fers Cavs fans a new way to toast NBA ti­tle

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

— Fans of the Cleve­land Cava­liers now have a new way to savour the team’s NBA ti­tle.

The Cavs are be­ing hon­oured with but­ter sculp­tures at this year’s Ohio State Fair, which opened Wed­nes­day in Colum­bus.

The but­ter sculp­ture dis­play in­cludes life-sized Cava­liers’ mas­cots Moon­dog and Sir C.C., along with the Larry O’Brien Tro­phy. The tro­phy sculp­ture is over a me­tre tall, much larger than the ac­tual award.

The dis­play took about 975 kilo­grams pounds of but­ter and 500 hours to com­plete. The sculp­tors be­gan by build­ing wooden and steel frames to sup­port the sculp­tures’ weight. They then formed each sculp­ture from 25-kg blocks.

The Amer­i­can Dairy As­so­ci­a­tion Mideast has spon­sored but­ter sculp­tures since the early 1900s. The dis­plays are in­spired by a theme rep­re­sent­ing some­thing “op­ti­mistic and non-con­tro­ver­sial” about Ohio.

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