Cleveland Sees 1st Championship Title in 52 Years With Cavaliers Win

LeBron James and Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrate after defeating the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals June 19, 2016, in Oakland, Calif.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have made history, becoming the first team to win the NBA title after overcoming a 3-1 deficit, the Associated Press reports.

This title also marks the first time in 52 years that the city of Cleveland has seen one of its teams win a professional sports championship.


At the end of the much anticipated Game 7 Sunday, Cleveland snatched victory from the Golden State Warriors, with the scoreboard reading 93-89. According to AP, as the final seconds ticked off, some 18,000 Cleveland fans cried, hugged, screamed and celebrated history by linking arms and belting out the words to Queen's “We Are the Champions.”

Cleveland Cavaliers fans celebrate in the streets of Cleveland after the Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA Finals June 19, 2016. (Angelo Merendino/Getty Images)

Following the game, fans poured out into the street to begin partying. According to AP, a few climbed on top of a fire truck and a bus and up trees and light poles. Police reported some arrests, and a car reportedly had its windshield smashed, but according to the newswire, there were no major issues as fans celebrated the end of a drought that was peppered with so many close calls.

"Our fans, they ride or die, no matter what's been going on, no matter the Browns, the Indians, the Cavs and all other sports teams," said Cavs star LeBron James, who walked away from the game as MVP, according to AP. "They continue to support us. And for us to be able to end this, end this drought, our fans deserve it. They deserve it. And it was for them.


"It's going to be the biggest party Cleveland has ever seen," he added.

According to AP, on Wednesday, Cleveland will host a parade to celebrate the big victory.


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