Watch the Cavs Win Cleveland’s First Professional Championship in 52 Years.
In one of the greatest games in NBA history, the Cleveland Cavaliers did the unthinkable by becoming the first team to overcome a 3-1 series deficit in the NBA Finals to defeat the Golden State Warriors 93-89. The Cavs won their first ever NBA championship and the cities' first professional sports title in 52 years, which is an astonishing 18,800 days.
What was most impressive about the Cavs' victory was that it was against the team with the most regular season wins in NBA history at 73, and they won two of the last three Finals games in Oakland, a place where the Warriors had only lost twice all season. In fact, the Warriors hadn't lost three consecutive games at any point during the past two seasons.
Finals MVP LeBron James solidified his place in history as one of the greatest players of all time by winning his third NBA championship. By coming home and bringing Cleveland a championship, and doing so in such dramatic fashion, there should be no doubt that Lebron is one of the top five best small forwards in NBA history. James led all players throughout the series in points, steels, rebounds, blocks and assists, which is an unprecedented accomplishment that has never been done before in any playoff series until now. The 1995-96 Chicago Bulls are doing somersaults today because they remain the greatest team in NBA history.