Back in 2016, the Cleveland Cavaliers did the seemingly impossible by beating one of the greatest NBA teams of all time in the Stephen Curry-led Golden State Warriors, to win the NBA Finals.
The Warriors finished the regular season topping Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls for the best record in league history at 73-9, meaning they were an intimidating sight for any team they’d face in the NBA playoffs.
As for the Cavaliers, LeBron James had returned to the franchise that drafted him No. 1 overall in 2003 and was determined to bring a title to Cleveland, which would be the first in the franchise’s history.
Ultimately, James made good on his promise to win it all in Cleveland, and avid Cavaliers fans like NFL superstar Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs couldn’t contain their joy.
Kelce recently admitted that he was in tears when the Cavaliers took down the seemingly unbeatable Warriors in the Finals via FanDuel TV.
“I’ve been a Cleveland sports fan my entire life – I was in the crowd, at the parade… I’ll remember that day forever”#RunItBack with @ShamsCharania @MichelleDBeadle @ChandlerParsons & @bansky pic.twitter.com/YXzw10vplA
— FanDuel TV (@FanDuelTV) May 31, 2023
Unfortunately for Cleveland, James left the team in 2018 to join the Los Angeles Lakers, and he went on to win his fourth NBA title with the storied franchise in 2020 in the bubble in Orlando, Florida.
As for the Cavaliers, Cleveland has been rebuilding ever since but finally appears on the right track, with Donovan Mitchell, Darius Garland, and Evan Mobley leading the way.
With Cleveland back on the right track, despite an early exit in this year’s playoffs, Kelce might be in tears again in the near future, with the Cavaliers looking like a legitimate force to be reckoned with for the foreseeable future.NEXT: Evan Mobley Takes Home A Huge NBA Honor