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Watch again: Cedar Point to give away lifetime tickets & Charles Barkley rips Cleveland Cavaliers players on 3News Now with Stephanie Haney

Plus, what you need to know to see the latest in the automobile industry at the auto show and jam out with local artists in the Flats West Bank
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3News Now with Stephanie Haney on Feb. 21, 2020

CLEVELAND — On Friday's 3News Now with Stephanie Haney, the top headlines include details about Cedar Point's lifetime ticket giveaway, new updates to the park, and what you need to know to make the most of your weekend.

Plus, 3News sports analyst Ben Axelrod joins the live stream to talk about former NBA star Charles Barkley's harsh words for Cleveland Cavaliers players, over their treatment of former head coach John Beilein.

Appearing on TNT's Inside the NBA studio show prior to the nationally televised matchup between the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night, Barkley made a point to share his thoughts on Beilein's untimely departure. In doing so, the 11-time All-Star took aim at Cavs players, who he said tried to get Beilein fired during his time with the team, which ultimately lasted 54 games. 

"I want to call out the Cleveland Cavaliers. I thought what they did to Coach Beilein was ridiculous, unprofessional," Barkley said. "I think the veterans on that team were not leaders. I think the young guys who can't play think they're better than they are and they tried to get that man fired." 

Elsewhere in Northeast Ohio, excitement is brewing over Cedar Point's biggest giveaway, ever.

For the first time ever, Cedar Point is offering a “Ticket of a Lifetime.”

This ticket offers guests free admission to Cedar Point, the Cedar Point Shores water park and free parking for the rest of their lives.

This lifetime ticket is so special, that it can’t be purchased like your typical season pass. In fact, only 150 of them are up for grabs.

Starting Monday, Feb. 24, Cedar Point is launching its lifetime ticket contest online in which one winner will be chosen every week through Aug. 16.

All winners will also be given three lifetime tickets to gift to their family or friends. You can enter to win HERE.

The park has also announced new updates, lie a new toll plaza coming before opening day, and lots of new food options (including vegan and vegetarian dishes).

Auto show fans don't have to wait any longer, because Cleveland Auto Show kicks off today, parking here for the next week and a half to show off the latest in automobile trends.

Also today, tickets are now on sale to the general public for Rascal Flatts' farewell tour, which is coming to Blossom Music Center on September 4.

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