Cavaliers Give Cleveland First Championship in 52 Years
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The Cleveland Cavaliers won the National Basketball Association championship on Sunday night.
In the last game of the seven-game series, Cleveland defeated the Golden State Warriors, 93-89. And the victory gave Cleveland its first major sports title in 52 years.
The last time a team from Cleveland won a championship was in 1964. Its football team, the Browns, won the National Football League title.
For many years, Cleveland sports fans lived with disappointment and watched teams that were not very good.
For example, the Cleveland Indians baseball team lost at least 100 of 162 games four times between 1971 and 1991.
And at the end of the 1995 football season, the Browns moved to Baltimore in the state of Maryland. It was a heartbreaking moment for many Cleveland sports fans.
A new team, with the old name, returned in 1999. But the new Browns have not been very good.
But on Sunday night, when time ran out at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, the Cavaliers and all the fans could finally celebrate a championship.
Andy Borowitz is a comedian from Cleveland. He wrote on Facebook, "any other Cleveland fans having trouble adjusting to having won something?"
That is because Cleveland fans are not used to celebrating sports championships.
The victory fulfilled a promise that Cleveland's star player, LeBron James, made to the city.
James grew up close to Cleveland in the city of Akron, Ohio. He started his career with the Cavs. But he left Cleveland to play for the Miami Heat for four seasons starting in 2010.
When James announced he would return to Cleveland in the summer of 2014, he said he would help the team win a championship.
And he did it.
James also won the series' Most Valuable Player award.
ESPN calculated there had been 146 sports seasons without a team from Cleveland winning the championship in baseball, football or basketball.
That streak came to an end.
And the celebration is just beginning. The Cavs returned to Cleveland on Monday afternoon to get ready for a parade and a big party on Wednesday.
Cleveland fans from all over the country celebrated a lifetime of waiting coming to an end.
In fact, along with the hashtag #NBAFinals and the names of the players trending on Twitter overnight, so was Cleveland.
One organization created a graphic showing three front pages from the Cleveland newspaper.
One, from 2010, showed James leaving, with the headline "Gone." In 2014, it said "Home." And on Monday morning it read "Believe It!"
Even President Obama, a noted fan of the Chicago sports teams, posted this on Twitter: "What a game and what a series for the Cavs. Happy to see LeBron James bring it home for Cleveland!"
The celebration is not until Wednesday, but thousands of Cleveland fans went to the airport to greet the team plane on Monday.
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1.baseball team 棒球队
He was rejoiced at getting into the Baseball team.
2.at least 至少
At least, I sincerely hope so.
3.adjust to 调整；适应
Astronauts in flight must adjust to weightlessness.
4.close to 临近
All feel close to the top because they are close to the top.
1.But on Sunday night, when time ran out at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, the Cavaliers and all the fans could finally celebrate a championship.
ran out of 耗尽；抛弃
He ran out of steam shortly before the end of the race.
We ran out of kerosene, wherefore we used coal.
2.In fact, along with the hashtag #NBAFinals and the names of the players trending on Twitter overnight, so was Cleveland.
along with 伴着；随着
I enclose two tickets along with this letter.
Along with the increase of age, then people do not like the illusion.
在抢七大战中，克里夫兰骑士队以93比89击溃金州勇士队 。这场胜利是克里夫兰52年来第一次赢得重大体育赛事冠军 。
上一次克里夫兰球队赢得冠军是在1964年 。当时克里夫兰布朗队赢得了美国美式足球联赛冠军 。
1995年，美式足球赛季结束时，布朗队搬到了马里兰州的巴尔的摩市 。这对于克里夫兰体育迷来说是一个心碎的时刻 。
1999年，一支以布朗队命名的新球队回归 。但这支布朗队表现得一直不太好 。
Andy Borowitz是一名来自克里夫兰的喜剧演员 。他在Facebook上写道，“还有没有克里夫兰球迷对获得冠军不太适应呢？”
这场胜利实现了克里夫兰骑士队巨星勒布朗·詹姆斯（LeBron James）对这个城市许下的诺言 。
詹姆斯在邻近克里夫兰的俄亥俄州阿克伦城长大 。他在骑士队开始了自己的职业生涯 。2010年，他离开骑士队在迈阿密热火队效力四个赛季 。
而庆祝的大幕才刚刚拉开 。周一下午，骑士队回到克里夫兰为周三的游行和派对做准备 。
第一个头版来自2010年，以标题“出走”暗示詹姆斯的离开 。2014年的标题是“回家” 。而周一早上的标题是“坚信！”