Cleveland Caveliers

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The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are an American professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. They began playing in the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 1970 as an expansion team. They play their home games at Quicken Loans Arena, which they share with the Arena Football League's Cleveland Gladiators and the American Hockey League's Lake Erie Monsters. They play in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference, the only remaining charter member of the division (all the other Central Division teams joined later from the now-defunct Midwest Division).

The Cavaliers have featured many NBA stars during its history, including draft picks turned All-Stars Austin Carr, Brad Daugherty, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Mark Price, LeBron James, and Kyrie Irving. Past NBA greats such as Nate Thurmond, Walt "Clyde" Frazier, and Shaquille O'Neal also played in Cleveland (albeit near the end of their careers).

The team has had moderate success in its history, winning three Central Division Championships (1976, 2009, 2010), an Eastern Conference Championship in 2007, and 18 total playoff seasons. However, the team has also had a number of dubious distinctions, such as former owner Ted Stepien's tenure, which led the NBA to create a rule regulating the trading of draft picks ("The Stepien Rule"), and a 26-game losing streak in 2010–11, which tied the record for the longest losing streak in major American professional sports

Home Venue: 
Quicken Loans Arena
Twitter: 
@cavs
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Cleveland Cavaliers
Quicken Loans Arena
1 Center Court
Cleveland, OH 44115-4001

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Submitted by Alyssa Thompson (not verified) on

Thank you very much Lebron James for all you have done both on the court and in families and childrens lives in your hometown. Thank you to the whole team in believing in Cleveland and Ohio for us as fans. Thank you to your devotion, time, patience, graciousness to your fans. I'm a home health nurse and have seen and heard of many of my patients family/friends that have benefitted from Mr. James devotion to helping out his home town. I've personally enjoyed seeing Mr. James grow as a player and a man. The teams loves knows no bounds. I love to see the team finally come together as one, grow, and keep growing by learning from their triumps and tribulations both on and off the court. Thank you from the bottom of my heart in staying loyal to all us CAVS fans and never giving up on our love for all of you. One more thing; CAVS ALL IN CAVS ALL "WIN"- from one of many of your humble devoted fans.

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Submitted by Don W. Ray (not verified) on

DON'T EVER LET THEM THINK THEY CAN WIN - THE ROAD TO SUCCESS IS ALWAYS UNDER CPNSTRUCTION -- SOMETIMES WE NEED THE STRENGTH OF AN ANVIL BUT AT TIMES WE NEED TO BE THE HAMMER -- WE CAN WATCH THINGS HAPPEN OR WE CAN MAKE THEM HAPPEN -- CHAMPIONS ARE OFTEN MADE WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING -- YOU MUST WORK FOR EVERYTHING THAT IS WORTHWHILE -- SUCCESS COMES IN CANS NOT IN CAN NOTS -- HUASTLE DOESN'T SHOW-UP IN A SCOREBOOK BUT EVERYONE CAN SEE IT -- IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME and UP TO US -- NO ONE CAN BEAT US IN OUR OWN HOUSE -- VICTORY BELONG TO THOSE OF US THAT KNOW WE CAN WIN -- IF A STUMBLING BLOCK IS PLACED BEFORE YOU TURN IT INTO A STEPPING STONE -- IF YOU DON'T THINK YOU CAN WIN YOU PROBABLY WON'T. "GO CAVS"

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