Welcome to Chosen, a full-on look back at how the Cleveland Cavaliers spent 46 years trying to win an NBA and then somehow pulled it off in 2016. Below is the first chapter of the series and focuses on Kyrie Irving, the Cavs’ 2011 first overall pick and the man who hit the biggest shot in franchise history. And to full understand him, the episode goes back into Cavs history to the first drafts in the 1970s, the Ted Stepien era of the 1980s when the team actively didn’t care about draft picks and...
Most sports fans in Northeast Ohio can remember exactly where they were 5 years ago when the clock reached 0:00 in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals. Tens of thousands of people gathered in downtown Cleveland experienced uncontrollable excitement when they realized that the 52-year championship drought was over. The video above shows scenes from the watch party inside The Q (now Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse), the plaza next to the arena, bars, homes and even the terminal at Cleveland Hopkins Internati...
From Point A to Point B to Point C To understand just how much changed for the Cavaliers over the course of the 2020-21 season – one that saw Coach J.B. Bickerstaff use 31 different starting lineups – look no further than the center spot. Cleveland began the year with Andre Drummond starting the middle, with JaVale McGee as his backup. They ended the year with Jarrett Allen starting in the middle, with Isaiah Hartenstein as his backup.