Cleveland Cavaliers

National Basketball Association team in Cleveland, Ohio

The Cleveland Cavaliers are an American professional basketball team in the National Basketball Association (NBA) in Cleveland, Ohio. They began playing in 1970. They play their home games at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, originally known as Gund Arena and later as Quicken Loans Arena. They now have one NBA championship won in 2016 with the help of LeBron James.

Cleveland Cavaliers
2023–24 Cleveland Cavaliers season
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ConferenceEastern
DivisionCentral
Founded1970
HistoryCleveland Cavaliers
1970–present[1][2]
ArenaRocket Mortgage FieldHouse
LocationCleveland, Ohio
Team colorsWine, gold, black[3][4][5]
     
General managerKoby Altman
Head coachJ. B. Bickerstaff
OwnershipDan Gilbert (majority)[6]
Gordon Gund, Usher Raymond (minority) [[Myles Garrett ]] (minority)
Affiliation(s)Cleveland Charge
Championships1 (2016)
Conference titles5 (2007, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Division titles7 (1976, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Retired numbers8 (6, 7, 11, 22, 25, 34, 42, 43)
Websitewww.nba.com/cavaliers
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LeBron James with Cleveland in April 2007.

History

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For years, the team had little success, although with players such as Brad Daugherty and Mark Price, they had some success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. They reached the Eastern Conference Finals in 1992, where they lost to Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls.

In 2003, the Cavaliers won the NBA Draft lottery, and chose LeBron James with the first pick.[7] James became a star, and the Cavaliers reached the NBA Finals for the first time in 2007. However, they lost to the San Antonio Spurs, 4 games to 0. This was the only time that the Cavaliers reached the NBA Finals until 2015

James's contract ran out in 2010, and James decided not to sign another contract with the Cavaliers. Instead, he would play for the Miami Heat where he lead the team to four straight Finals, winning two of them. The Cavaliers were immediately a worse team. At one point during the 2010-2011 season, they lost 26 games in a row. This set a new NBA record for the most games lost in a row.[8]

After the 2013–14 season, James' contract with the Heat ended, and he decided to return to the Cavaliers. The team, which in the meantime had added rising star Kyrie Irving and would soon add another star in Kevin Love, once again became NBA title contenders. Despite Irving and Love being out with injuries, LeBron lead the Cavaliers to a 2–1 lead, but lost the 2015 NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors in six games, and won a rematch against the Warriors in the 2016 Finals after coming down 3–1 being the first team in the NBA Finals to do so.[9] The championship was the first ever for the Cavaliers, and the first for any major sports team in Cleveland in over 50 years. However, the Cavaliers lost to the Warriors in 2017 and 2018 Finals. James once again left the Cavaliers and joined the Los Angeles Lakers where he won his fourth championship in his second season with the team.

 
Cleveland Cavaliers Best Players Right Now. Donovan Mitchell,Darius Garland, And Evan Mobley.

They are now lead by Donovan Mitchell, Darius Garland, and Evan Mobley.

References

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  1. "NBA.com/Stats–Cleveland Cavaliers seasons". Stats.NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Archived from the original on September 15, 2017. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  2. "History: Team by Team" (PDF). 2018-19 Official NBA Guide. NBA Properties, Inc. October 8, 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 11, 2019. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  3. "Cavaliers Introduce Modernized Logo Collection". Cavs.com (Press release). NBA Media Ventures, LLC. June 2, 2022. Archived from the original on June 3, 2022. Retrieved June 3, 2022. The updated colorway of wine, gold and black, carries forward the same iconic Cavaliers Wine and brings back a reflective, shiny, proper Cavaliers Gold that originated in the early 80's and re-emerged in the details of 2003-10 era uniforms.
  4. "Cavaliers bring back gold, introduce modernized logo collection". NBA.com (Press release). NBA Media Ventures, LLC. June 2, 2022. Archived from the original on June 3, 2022. Retrieved June 3, 2022.
  5. "Cleveland Cavaliers Reproduction and Usage Guideline Sheet". NBA Properties, Inc. Archived from the original on August 1, 2020. Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  6. "Dan Gilbert Confirms Contract Has Been Signed to Purchase Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball Team; Rights to Operate Gund Arena". Cavs.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. January 3, 2005. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  7. "NBA.com: spriteNBA Draft Board". www.nba.com.
  8. "Cavaliers losing streak reaches 26 games - KansasCity.com". Archived from the original on 2011-02-13. Retrieved 2011-02-25.
  9. Ziegler, P.J. (2016-06-19). "Cleveland Cavaliers win NBA Championship; LeBron James named MVP". Fox 8 Cleveland. Retrieved 2017-12-21.

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