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Fans Decide Top 10 Cavaliers Moments
The Cavaliers 35th Anniversary Celebration during the 2004-05 season concluded with the unveiling of the Top 10 Moments in Cleveland Cavaliers history as decided on by the fans. The results of a season-long poll were revealed during halftime of the Cavaliers vs. New York Knicks game on April 14th. Voting took place at Cavaliers games at Quicken Loans Arena and online at cavs.com. Thousands of votes were received from 35 states and 34 countries that circle the globe from Brazil to Hong Kong. More


Uniform and Logo History
Take a glance back at the evolution of the Cavaliers colors, logos and uniforms beginning at the inaugural season in 1970-71 to the current wine and gold uniforms. View Logo History | View Uniform History


Cavaliers All-Time Starting Five
The Cavs announced all-time starting five, chosen by 32 members of the media in Northeast Ohio. View All-Time Starting Five


Come On Cavs
The story of “Come On Cavs” begins with legendary local radio personality Larry Morrow who was, at the time, doing the morning show and writing jingles for 3WE. It’s been nearly thirty years since “Come On Cavs” was created. A new expression of the wine and gold has returned but the team and the time have changed. Read More | Michael Stanley's "Tonight's the Night"


The Making of a Miracle
If you take a drive down I-77 South – maybe 20 minutes from The Q - to the sleepy southern suburb of Richfield, there is hardly a remnant of the venue that once hosted one of the greatest events in Cleveland sports history. The place where Sinatra once sang, where Deadheads danced and Michael Jordan silenced 20,000 voices is now no more than an empty field. Read More


I Believe in Miracles
The fans will remember the close games. But no one - both players and fans - can forget the noise. The concrete-vibrating, shaking-the-chalkboard-in-the-locker-room noise. Fans packing the Coliseum an hour before tipoff, chanting a thunderous “Let’s go Cavs.” Read More


From A to C: Inside the All-Star Game
The All-Star Game is a time for showmanship and style, where the game’s best come together for 48 minutes - and more. Through the years, the Game’s evolved into something of a corporate beast, tailored with the trimmings to thrill the fans. But it wasn’t always this way. Read More


The Storm That Passed
For years, the dark cloud of expansion basketball hung over the Cavaliers and the city of Cleveland after the team began play in 1970. There were low expectations, lots of losing, and a constant struggle to develop some sort of chemistry with a hodgepodge of players thrown together only months before the opening tip. Read More


Record Breaking Now a Broken Record
The legacy of Lenny Wilkens’ teams runs deep in the hearts of fans and on the pages of the Cavaliers’ record book. Read More