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Game Tape: The Cleveland Cavaliers Championship Parade

1.3 million friends gathered in downtown Cleveland yesterday to celebrate the city’s first championship in 52 years. We had people scaling buildings, hanging and falling from buildings, people eating poop (allegedly), JR reenacting the Lion King, Kyrie doing the Running Man, and LeBron swearing up a storm.

Let’s look at the game tape


Maybe the best championship parade picture of all time?


Dan Gilbert apparently doesn’t know who Steph Curry is

Up close and personal with The King

Let’s check in on how JR Smith’s parade went:

Coolest moment ever. JR Smith holds up a kid in the middle of the parade. Of course someone added the Lion King soundtrack to it.

Who needs a shirt when you have a ring? Not JR

According to the Internet, JR took a fans phone, snapped this picture AND wrote this caption. Legend.


He’s got my vote

A couple buddies got some butt tattoos

Hipster Tito dropped a nuke on the idiot pundits


MGK performed in front of over a million people and swung from traffic lights

The streets were packed

Needed to cool off a little

I’d suggest sunscreen for next year’s parade

Lotta people in trees yesterday

Kevin Love hasn’t taken that championship belt off for 3 days

Oh, and he also brought SI Swimsuit model Kate Bock along with him


The Other King

I’m pretty sure Mo Williams danced through the entire parade

The Mall and Lil Kev

A guy climbed a tree


Tristan had squirt guns on his float

Get that weak stuff outta here

Fuck up some commas


Kyrie greeted the crowd with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind

Then he busted out a quick Running Man Challenge

A girl dropped from the Heinen’s building and was caught by the people

And now for the overhead shots


This guy wasn’t missing this parade no matter what


A fan may or may have eaten a little poop. No one knows if it was actually poop. Could have been mud. Yep, that’s it. A fan ate some mud. Big deal.

The Free Stamp turned into a giant chair

Here’s a view from the free stamp (via Reddit)


Tristan Thompson verbally posterized Draymond Green


Channing Frye was a little sauced and he had the mic drop of the day


Here’s LeBron’s entire uncensored speech




LeBron & Larry O’Brien caught on the Kiss Cam at the Indians game last night

(header pic via @ThunderTreats)

I’ll tell you what, I wouldn’t kick Larry out of bed for eating crackers. He’s absolutely stunning. Good for you, Bron.

After another comeback win in the late innings against the Tampa Bay Rays last night, the Indians are now 1-0 representing a city of World Champions. No shot they were losing that game. Something seriously special is in the air around Gateway right now.

The Tribe has done a pretty great job embracing and rooting for their neighbors these past couple weeks. Hoping to see something like the Blackhawks did at Wrigley last year and have the Cavs take the trophy for a victory lap around the field before first pitch one of these nights. A layup of a sellout if you’re the Indians.


Today Is The Biggest Game Of Your Life, Enjoy Every Second Of It

So I’m sitting in my home office browsing the Internet and drinking a Grapefruit Shandy and eating Doritos. It’s 12:30 on a Saturday night/Sunday morning and I just finished watching the last installment of the OJ 30 For 30. I didn’t go out tonight because I want to make sure I’m as well rested as I can be for Sunday.

Today is the biggest game of our lives.

I know we speak in hyperbole probably around 75% of the time on this site but I don’t think this is even debatable. This is the biggest sporting event in Cleveland history and arguably one of the biggest games in NBA history. The game to send a team to immortality or the game to break a city’s 52 year old curse.

Game 7. The back to back MVP. The best regular season team of all time. Cleveland. The best player in the world. Steph. LeBron. The curse. The on court drama. The off court drama. Ayesha. Throwing mouthpieces. Undertaker shirts. Conspiracy theories. Man’s league. Suspensions. Kyrie. Game 7.

In all honesty I have no idea what to expect tonight. No team has ever came back in a Finals series being down 3-1. I won’t know what to do if that one thing happens but before that I’m going to enjoy every second of this day. Every God damn second. No one knows when we’ll get this opportunity again. I was 9 when the Indians played the Marlins in the World Series in 97 and thought that getting that far was the norm. Whoops! Well, 19 years later we’ve got the:

Biggest game in Cavs franchise history

Biggest game of LeBron’s life

Biggest game in Cleveland’s history

My lifetime

Your lifetime

So enjoy spending tonight watching the game with the people who mean the most to you. I’ll be downtown bar hopping for a few hours until we decide which establishment to watch the entire game at. I’ll be with my best friends and my girlfriend of 5 years. We’ll see immortality (puke) or we’ll see a 52 year old curse end. We’ll see a team complete arguably the greatest season ever or we’ll see a team complete the biggest Finals comeback and bring home a trophy to the most championship starved city in America. We’ll get Crying Jordan’d or we’ll start planning the parade. We’ll party in the streets till 3 am or we’ll go home and wait till next season.

Everything that’s happened since July 8, 2010 has led to this moment. To tonight.

The Cavs already got one Finals trophy this season, how about we go get her sister now?