June 28, 2016

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Thousands downtown already for Cavs parade

CLEVELAND — Thousands of people are downtown already, and thousands more are trying to get there, for the first championship parade in Cleveland Cavaliers history — and the first major sports title in Cleveland in 52 years. The public was encouraged to take public transportation, and seems to have heeded that advice in droves. The Greater Read More…

Cavs legend Joe Tait tuned into Finals victory

Once in his life, he had to pay attention to every intimate detail of the Cavaliers. Those days are in the past. Joe Tait, affectionately known by fans as the “voice of the Cavaliers,” was the radio play-by-play broadcaster for 38 years. The Medina County resident began the job during the Cavs’ inaugural year in Read More…

NBA champion Cavs, fans to pack Cleveland

Fans of Cleveland’s major pro sports teams waited 52 years for a championship and the ensuing victory parade. Now that both finally have arrived, surely they have enough patience to handle a few traffic jams and some possible parking hassles, right? With at least 800,000 — some estimates say as many as 1 million — Read More…

Cavs, city announce official parade information

CLEVELAND — The parade and rally honoring the Cavaliers for winning their first-ever NBA title — and the first major sports title for the city in 52 years — will start at 11 a.m. tomorrow. According to a release sent out by the Cavs and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, the parade of more than 60 units will Read More…

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Cavaliers, Cleveland fans enjoying the reign

An incoming 757 jet got a standing ovation from more than 10,000 people early Monday afternoon. Of course, all members of the 2016 NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers were inside, fresh from a return trip from San Francisco that included a pit stop in Las Vegas for a little celebrating. When the plane touched down at Read More…

LeBron James, Cavs shock world, now get ready to party

LeBron James was at the interview podium late Sunday night at Oakland’s Oracle Arena talking about the Cavaliers’ upcoming victory parade, when he said, “Oh, my goodness, it’s going to be probably one of the biggest parties …” Then the astute and in-tune 31-year old caught himself. “I’m sorry,” he said. “One of? It’s going Read More…

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LeBron James delivers and Cleveland rejoices

CLEVELAND — LeBron James stepped off the plane and into a blizzard of red-and-gold confetti before hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy. It gleamed in the bright summer sun, a symbol of hope and history. As promised, James brought home a championship, the one on hold the past 52 years. The superstar, born and raised in Read More…

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Cavs notes: J.R. Smith gets emotional when discussing his parents and what they’ve meant to him and his NBA career

J.R. Smith had almost as many emotions as tattoos Sunday night after the Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Game 7 at Oakland’s Oracle Arena to end Cleveland’s 52-year major pro sports championship drought. The colorful shooting guard, who has been fined and suspended numerous times for on- and off-court issues, paid tribute Read More…

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This is next year: Cavs end Cleveland title drought with historic comeback over Warriors

CLEVELAND — More tears. Only this time, tears of joy. Cleveland’s championship drought, crossing 52 years, generations and noted by a long list of near misses, is over at last. On Father’s Day, LeBron James, the kid from nearby Akron raised by a single mother, brought the title home. As the final seconds of Cleveland’s Read More…

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Noland: Cavs winning championship doesn’t feel real — but it is

“When I left Cleveland, I was on a mission. I was seeking championships, and we won two (in Miami). But Miami already knew that feeling. Our city hasn’t had that feeling in a long, long, long time. My goal is still to win as many titles as possible, no question. But what’s most important for Read More…