Believeland: Cleveland celebrates the end of championship drought

CLEVELAND, OH – JUNE 19: Fans react to a play during the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Finals Game Seven watch party at Quicken Loans Arena on June 19, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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On Sunday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, ending the 52-year major pro sports drought for the city of Cleveland. And the people of Cleveland took the streets to celebrate like they haven’t in half a century.

The last Cleveland team from the major professional sports leagues to bring home a title? The 1964 Cleveland Browns who won a pre-Super Bowl-era NFL title. That’s a lot of catharsis.

For instance: a report that fans had stolen a Cleveland Fire Department fire truck was proven false. Sort of.

Fans top a bus in Cleveland, Ohio after the Cavs win the NBA Finals

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