Max Strus Florida Panthers jersey split

There are a few possible reasons why Max Strus of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers would wear a Florida Panthers jersey before the team’s playoff game against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday:

  • The former Miami Heat guard is paying homage to his old city
  • The Chicago native is a big Panthers fan, or
  • He’s just trolling Boston fans, who’s Bruins are currently playing the Panthers in the Eastern Conference Second Round.

Take your pick.

The Cavaliers and Celtics will play Game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals at TD Garden, so Strus rocked the customized Panthers jersey pregame.

Boston sports fans might remember Strus from last year’s Eastern Conference Final where he helped lead the Heat to a seven-game series victory over the Celtics.

The Panthers currently lead the Bruins, 3-2, in their best-of-seven series with Game 6 scheduled to be played on Friday in Boston.

During last season’s NBA playoff series, Strus was vocal and didn’t hold back any comments against the Celtics. Seems the same might be holding true this year.