CLEVELAND -- In partnership with the city of Cleveland, the Cleveland Cavaliers will celebrate their first-ever NBA Championship with a parade and rally on Wednesday, June 22.
More details for the Championship Parade and Rally will be released by the Cavaliers soon.
After vanquishing the defending champion Golden State Warriors with a 93-89 Game 7 win at Oracle Arena Sunday night, the Cavaliers will return from Oakland, California, on Monday morning at 11:30 a.m. at Atlantic Aviation across from the IX Center.
Fans can attend the event, as parking and space allow around the IX Center.
Despite trailing in the best-of-seven series against the reigning league champion Warriors, 2-0 and 3-1, the Cavaliers fought their way to three straight wins, including the championship-clinching win in Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
It is the Cavaliers’ first-ever NBA Championship and the first major sports title for the city of Cleveland since the Browns took home the NFL Championship with an upset win over the Baltimore Colts in December of 1964.
By beating Golden State Sunday night, the Cavaliers became the first team ever to overcome a 3-1 series deficit in the NBA Finals and win the championship.
With 53 seconds to play in the fourth quarter, point guard Kyrie Irving buried the game-winning three-pointer, a fall-away pull-up attempt from the right wing that was heavily defended by two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry.
The Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals for the third time in his career, small forward LeBron James cemented the championship win with a free throw in the final seconds despite suffering an apparent arm injury on a bad fall on a foul.
James led the way with 27 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, two steals and three blocked shots.