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Meet the 'Good job, good effort' kid

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  June 7, 2012 08:14 AM

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The South Florida Sun-Sentinel found the young basketball fan who became an online trend soon after Game 5 of the Celtics-Heat series for his encouraging words to Heat players as they left the court following their loss.

Jack Meyer is an elementary school student in Coral Gables, Fla., and an enthusiastic Heat fan. He can be heard shouting "good job, good effort," as Heat players, including star LeBron James, left the court.

"I wanted to cheer them up," said Meyer, 9.

He responded to critics who opined he was being sarcastic.

"You're wrong. I was being enthusiastic. I was saying the truth. I would never hurt the Heat's feelings like that, and I totally meant it when I said great job, good effort," he said.

Watch a video interview with Meyer on the Sun-Sentinel's web site.

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