Behind The Name - Cavaliers

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THE NICKNAMES
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In 1970, Cleveland’s newspaper, The Plain Dealer, held a contest to name the city’s new basketball club.

Contest winner Jerry Tomko wrote that the Cavaliers “represent a group of daring, fearless men, whose life’s pact was never surrender, no matter what the odds.”

The nickname is frequently shortened to Cavs.