By Breanna Edwards, The Root
The Cleveland Cavaliers have made history, becoming the first team to win the NBA title after overcoming a 3-1 deficit, the Associated Press reports.
This title also marks the first time in 52 years that the city of Cleveland has seen one of its teams win a professional sports championship.
At the end of the much anticipated Game 7 Sunday, Cleveland snatched victory from the Golden State Warriors, with the scoreboard reading 93-89. According to the AP, as the final seconds ticked off, some 18,000 Cleveland fans cried, hugged, screamed and celebrated history by linking arms and belting out the words to Queen’s We Are the Champions.
Following the game, fans poured out into the street to begin partying. According to the AP, a few climbed on top of a fire truck and a bus, and up trees and light poles. Police reported some arrests, and a car reportedly had its windshield smashed, however, according to the wire, there were no major issues as fans celebrated the end of a drought that was peppered with so many close calls.
“Our fans, they ride or die, no matter what’s been going on, no matter the Browns, the Indians, the Cavs, and all other sports teams,” Cavs star LeBron James, who walked away from the game as MVP said, according to the AP. “They continue to support us. And for us to be able to end this, end this drought, our fans deserve it. They deserve it. And it was for them.
“It’s going to be the biggest party Cleveland has ever seen,” he added.
According to the AP, on Wednesday, Cleveland will host a parade to celebrate the big victory.