It has been three days since the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in game seven of the NBA finals. Although two days have passed since the big win, the city of Cleveland is just starting its celebrations.
The day of the game, everyone in Cleveland was so anxious about what the outcome would be. Hours before the game, thousands of Clevelanders made there way to their final destinations: Downtown, Quicken Loans Arena, East 4th St., local bars, neighbors houses or their couches. Drinks in hand, they awaited the start of the game. Over the next few hours, fans would cheer on their Cavs, filling the city of Cleveland with their cheers. Halftime came and the nerves really kicked in. Four minutes left with the game tied 89-89, Kyrie Irving made the game winning three pointer and thats when many knew the curse would be broken. Once that final buzzer rang, everything changed. Many cried tears of joy, like my dad. Some stood in awe. Some jumped on top of a firetruck. People of all kinds bonded over this feeling. People hugged others they didn't know. Others bought drinks for everyone. No matter who you were, everyone was a champion. For the older generations this win meant everything to them, in a way it meant more to them than what it meant to me. They have lived through 52 years of almosts. The NBA Championship Trophy would be owned by every citizen of Cleveland. This win gave us our hope and confidence back. This feeling would never be taken away from us.
Sunday, June 19 2016 marked they day Cleveland became champions. Today marks the day everything will change, as millions of people gather downtown to watch as the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Larry O'Brien Trophy make their debut to the city of Cleveland or as we call it, Home. This is only the begining.