SIDEBAR: Cavs Stats


Cleveland professional sport’s long and painful road to glory

  • The Drive (1987)

    • John Elway takes the Denver Broncos 98 yards to beat the Cleveland Browns in the AFC Championship game


  • The Fumble (1988)

    • The Browns are within inches of beating the Broncos to head to the Super Bowl when Earnest Byner fumbles at the goal line.


  • The Shot (1989)

    • Michael Jordan makes a game winner over Craig Ehlo to knock the Cleveland Cavaliers out of the playoffs.


  • Art Modell moves the Browns to Baltimore during the team’s 50th season (1995)


  • Game 7 of the World Series (1997)

    • Up 2-1 in the bottom of the ninth inning, Jose Mesa blows a save and the Florida Marlins beat the Indians to win the World Series


  • The Decision (2010)

    • Akron native LeBron James decides to “take his talents to South Beach” after failing to bring Cleveland a championship during the first seven years of his career on the Cavaliers roster.


  • The Return (2014)

    • On July 11, 2014, LeBron announces that he will return to Cleveland after spending the last four year playing for the Miami Heat.


  • The Promise Kept (2016)

    • LeBron finally delivers on his promise of bringing the city of Cleveland a championship after beating the Golden State Warriors 4-3 in the NBA Finals.


Lebron James (Finals MVP)

  • First player to lead both teams in every major statistical category

  • Averages 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds, 8.9 assists, 2.6 steals, 2.3 blocks

  • Totals- 208 points, 79 rebounds, 62 assists, 18 steals, 16 blocks

  • Third NBA title championship (two with Miami, one with Cleveland)

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