Cleveland Cavaliers Draw Huge Crowd For First Victory Parade in 52 Years

The Cavaliers celebrated throughout the streets of Cleveland during their victory parade.

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There’s no raining on this parade!

NBA champions Cleveland Cavaliers took the city’s streets by storm on Wednesday as they rode through town, celebrating the franchise’s first win in 52 years.

Seated in a luxury convertible along with his wife and three children, Lebron James – who promised the city a ring upon his 2014 return – enjoyed a cigar and waved to fans, as his sons threw beads to the crowd.

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Meanwhile Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving got a bit more up close and personal, opting to walk along parts of the parade route, where he could interact with the thousands of fans.

Last Sunday, the Cavaliers took on the Golden State Warriors, pulling out a historic win as they became the first team to ever come back from a 3-1 deficit, and claim victory. Their recent win also broke a years long dry streak for the city, whose last championship win was in 1964.

“The people of Cleveland deserve this more than any other people I’ve ever seen or met or felt,” owner Dan Gilbert said. “No group deserves this more. No fan base deserves this more. I’m speechless and proud of everybody.”

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