The long wait for the city of Cleveland is over, after half a century the city will celebrate its first championship. The Cavs, The Browns, and the Indians have broken the hearts of many Ohioans. But now after half a century of missery-bliss.
The last championship the city of Cleveland won was the in 1964 when the Cleveland Browns won the NFL championship, since then it has been a very hard time in C-town. The Cavs have been the victims of many of Cleveland mishaps.
The Cavs began as an NBA franchise in 1970 and immediately began experience the curse of Cleveland.
The first five years of Cavs basketball was dismal, it was not until the 1975-76 season that the Cavs made the playoffs. Back then online betting on the game wasn't possible, so no one was wondering where to find latest uk betting apps The 76 Cavs actually looked like a good team winning their division only to lose to the Celtics in the East finals. The following year the Cavs took a step back and by 1978 the team was being sold and rebuilding.
Ted Stepien would buy the Cavs and bring a whole new level of pain to the Cavs franchise. He nearly ruined the team by trading away high draft pick after high draft pick. He is generally considered the worst owner in NBA history.
The Cavs got a repreive from the Stepien era when the league forced him to sell the franchise, this was after he threatened to move the team. Luckily for the Cavs franchise Gordon Gund bought the team and quickly issued in a better era.
Throught the early 90s the Cavs had a very good team behind Mark Price, Brad Daughter and Larry Nance. The team only missed the playoff twice from 88 until 98, though the team only won 4 playoff series in that span. The best year was 1990 when they made the East Finals only to lose to the Bulls behind one of Michael Jordans most iconic plays.
In the late 90s the Cavs acquired Shawn Kemp, who was coming off a superstar career with the Sonics, but what initially looked like a great deal would send the Cavs into a spiral. Kemp would battle weight and alcohol and never pan out as the Cavs struggled to win games.
Hope would come in 2003 in the form of the #1 pick and Lebron James. James would bring hope and the greatest success the Cavs ever had. But after just 7 season James left Cleveland for Miami where he would win two titles and the Cavs would only win the lottery.
James returned to the Cavs in 2015 and lead the Cavs back to the finals only to lose to the Warriors. in 2016 James and the Cavs would once again make the finals, and quickly fell down 3 games to 1 to the 73 win Warriors.
It looked like the Cavs would have another memory to add to Clevelands Wall of Missery.
Only James had different plans. Lebron James would give one of the greatest performances in NBA history and lead the Cavs back and give the franchise its first ever title and the city its first title since 1964 and erasing decades of missery.