16 Facts About Cleveland Cavaliers


Cleveland Cavaliers are an American professional basketball team based in Cleveland.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Central Division.

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Since 1994, the Cavs have played home games at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in downtown Cleveland Cavaliers, which is shared with the Cleveland Cavaliers Monsters of the American Hockey League.

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Cleveland Cavaliers opened their inaugural season losing their first 15 games and struggled in their early years, placing no better than sixth in the Eastern Conference during their first five seasons.

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Cleveland Cavaliers was awarded with the top overall pick in the 2003 draft, and they selected LeBron James.

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In 2016, the Cavaliers won their first NBA Championship, marking Cleveland's first major sports title since 1964.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have 22 playoff appearances, won seven Central Division titles, five Eastern Conference titles, and one NBA title.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers moved on to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time, but were without Chones after he broke his toe before the series opener.

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Cleveland Cavaliers had the number 1 pick in the 2003 NBA draft, selecting future NBA MVP LeBron James, a native of nearby Akron.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers built a team around James and Zydrunas Ilgauskas by adding players including Drew Gooden, Larry Hughes, and Anderson Varajao.

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Under this new leadership, the Cleveland Cavaliers made five straight playoffs from 2006 to 2010, advancing to at least the second round each time.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers made several moves to build a championship-contender around James, most notably acquiring power forward Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves, which created what many fans and media referred to a "Big Three" with James, Love, and Irving.

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The Lebron-led Cleveland Cavaliers made four consecutive finals appearances in from 2015 to 2018, all against the Golden State Warriors, winning in 2016.

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Cleveland Cavaliers hold the draft rights to the following unsigned draft picks who have been playing outside the NBA.

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In 2019, the Cleveland Cavaliers introduced the Wall of Honor, which honors former players and other personnel, and is located in the newly added North Atrium of the renovated Rocket Mortage FieldHouse.

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Cleveland Cavaliers still makes occasional appearances throughout the season at Cavaliers games.

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