Sports stars, celebs react to Cleveland Cavaliers’ NBA title


By The Associated Press



By The Associated Press

Quotes from social media following the Cleveland Cavaliers’ victory in the NBA Finals

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“What a game and what a series for the @Cavs. Happy to see @KingJames bring it home for Cleveland!” — President Barack Obama

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“A wonderful demonstration of greatness! The @CityofCleveland, the @cavs organization, the team, the fans, and the great @KingJames..!” — Cleveland Browns legend Jim Brown

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“CHAMPIONS!!!! From CLEVELAND!!! #CAVS Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!” — “The Price is Right” host and Cleveland native Drew Carey

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“Salute to my brother @KingJames .. 3x Champion!!!” — Dwyane Wade, LeBron James’ former Miami Heat teammate

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“Wow. One of the best finals ever. So proud of King James. Salute Warriors Happy Father’s Day to all.” — Rapper Jay Z

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“unbelievable series to watch, congrats to cleveland. very well deserved. lebron and kyrie were next level good.” — L.A. Clippers star Blake Griffin

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“Lebron did it. Everybody be quiet. Goodnight.” — Actor and singer Justin Timberlake

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“Amazing series for a fantastic season. Love this game!! LBJ MVP without doubt, but Kyrie had some ridiculous moments.” — Spurs guard Manu Ginobli

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“SO happy and proud of my big Lil bro @KingJames and my Lil Lil bro @KyrieIrving & the rest of the CAVS… Way to go!!!! #proudfriend” — Actress Gabrielle Union

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“Congrats to the #CAVS and #CAVSNATION the was a great comeback, history was made tonight!!!!” — Former Cavaliers forward Shawn Marion

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“We just witnessed history….We will be talking about this game for years to come!!!!! Holy cow…” — Actor and comedian Kevin Hart

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“Congrats @cavs for winning @NBA title. @warriors u had a great regular season. But the greatest team of all time is the 95-96 @chicagobulls” — Dennis Rodman, basketball hall of famer.

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“watch me go off off off!!!!!! Kongrats to da King and da BOYZ!!!!” — Rapper Lil Wayne

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“Congratulation to BRON BRON and the cleveland Cavaliers , the city has been waiting long long time #KingJames” — Retired NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal

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“I’m so happy for the good people of Cleveland! I’m so happy it wasn’t the Browns!” — “Late Night” host Seth Meyers

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“Unless you are from Cleveland, Ohio, you truly don’t understand how much this win means for the city.” — Bills quarterback Cardale Jones, a Cleveland native who starred at Ohio State

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Cavs stop for Las Vegas party

LAS VEGAS — The Cleveland Cavaliers celebrated their NBA championship Vegas-style on their way back home.

The Cavs stopped in Las Vegas early Monday morning after winning the title on the road over the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday night.

Pictures posted on Twitter by the XS Las Vegas nightclub show LeBron James, Kevin Love and the rest of the team partying early Monday.

One picture shows Cavs guard Kyrie Irving posing near a cake shaped like the Larry O’Brien trophy, which goes to the NBA champion.

Cavaliers announce championship parade on Wednesday

CLEVELAND — The championship parade and celebration for the newly crowned NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers will be held on Wednesday.

The Cavaliers are scheduled to arrive back in Cleveland around 11:30 a.m. on Monday, with a huge crowd of fans expected to greet them as they emerge off the plane with the Larry O’Brien Trophy.

More details about the parade and celebration were expected on Monday, according to city officials. It’s unclear if Quicken Loans Arena will be the site for any of Wednesday’s events because of preparations that are ongoing in advance of next month’s Republican National Convention.

Cleveland won the city’s first major sports championship in 52 years on Sunday night, beating Golden State in Game 7 of the NBA Finals.

By The Associated Press

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