June 27, 2016

Elyria
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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’ party expected to draw near 1 million to Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Fans of Cleveland’s major professional 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 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…

Cavs, city announce official parade information

CLEVELAND — The parade and rally honoring the Cavaliers for winning their first 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…

Homecoming kings: Cavs return after Finals victory

An incoming 757 jet got a standing ovation from more than 10,000 people 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 12:38 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…

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…

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…

Cavs return home to a champions’ welcome

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers have returned home — with the Larry O’Brien trophy in hand. The Cavs, who beat the Warriors in Game 7 of the NBA Finals to win the first major league sports title in Cleveland in 52 years, arrived at the Cleveland Airport at 12:36 p.m., after departing the Bay Area, with a stop Read More…

Cavs fans can’t get enough merchandise after NBA championship win

ELYRIA — Just minutes after the Cavaliers brought home the first pro sports championship to Cleveland in over 50 years, Dick’s Sporting Goods opened their doors to masses of fans looking to buy championship gear. On Sunday night, Dick’s Sporting Goods in Elyria opened after the game and remained open until after 2 a.m. Even Read More…