The eyes of the sports world (or at least North America) were focused on Oakland last night, as Game 7 of the NBA Finals took place. Either Golden State’s Warriors would win back-to-back NBA titles, or Cleveland’s Cavaliers would win the city’s first sports title since the Cleveland Browns won the 1964 NFL title over the Baltimore Colts.
The game went back and forth most of the way (as NBA games tend to do), with the scored tied 89-89 late. A Kylie Irving three-pointer and a foul shot from LeBron James in the final moments sealed the deal, with the Cavs winning 93-89. The Warriors went 73-9 in the regular season, but the playoffs often prove what you do in the regular season matters not.
The Cleveland Cavaliers ended their city’s long drought, bringing a major sports title to their city for the first time in over half a century. LeBron wept on the court of the Oracle Arena, realizing the dream of bringing a championship home, shades of Michael Jordan winning the title 20 years ago. Outstanding work, guys..
Cleveland is no longer Believeland, but Championshipland.