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The drought is over: Cavs win NBA title!

LeBron James promised to bring a championship back to Cleveland and to end their 51-year title drought and came through as the Cavaliers became the first-ever NBA team to come back from down 3-1 in the NBA Finals to win.

LeBron James promised to bring a championship back to Cleveland and to end their 51-year title drought and came through as the Cavaliers became the first-ever NBA team to come back from down 3-1 in the NBA Finals to win.

The absolute impossible as happened: a team from Cleveland has won a world championship.

After 52 years of absolute misery the Cleveland Cavaliers finally brought a title back to Cleveland with the most remarkable finals comeback in the history of the NBA. Never before had a team come back from a 3-1 series deficit and won a title, but the Cavaliers stormed back with three-straight victories, two of which were in Oakland, including game seven, and were handed the Larry O’Brien trophy for the first time in their franchise’s history.

And leading the way and earning the Bill Russell Finals MVP award was ‘the Chosen One’ LeBron James. Anointed ‘The King’ while he was still a young gun in high school, James was drafted No. 1 overall by his hometown team and with it came all the hopes and dreams any sports fan could have. It was a terrible and heart-breaking day when he left six years ago to go to Miami, especially when he won two titles and Cleveland was left a mess. But when he came back last year he was forgiven as he promised to bring Cleveland a championship. Last year, he came so close, but there was all the belief in the world that he would get it done this year with Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, two hand-picked teammates by James, being healthy and an improved bench.

When the team fired David Blatt mid-season, people were left wondering what was going on, but Tyronn Lue proved to be the perfect guy to lead Cleveland over the hump. And when the Cavaliers fell behind in the finals, James took over and made sure he would get the job done.

He made it a 3-2 series with a 41-point, 16-rebound performance in Game 5. Then he tied the series with 41 points again and 11 assists in Game 6. And in Game 7 he recorded a triple-double with 27 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds.

There was no stopping him as the Cavaliers were able to play fearless basketball, turned things around and took all the momentum into the final game. The team’s ability to stretch the floor and ability to take advantage with wide open drives to the lane made the Warriors defense look bad and the most successful regular season team in history couldn’t keep shooting the lights out against a Cavaliers team that was full of determination, tired of heart-break and had an unmatched desire to win that championship.

And they got the job done with a 93-89 victory over the Warriors in the final game as they brought a championship to Cleveland.

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Corey Johns

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You could say Corey was born to become a sports journalist. His father won a national championship coaching college soccer. His mother is a baseball fanatic who hasn't missed seeing an Orioles game since 1983 (literally, sometimes it's annoying). His great uncle was a big-time boxing promoter and his maternal grandfather was once a department head at the Baltimore Sun. Basically, sports and journalism run through his blood. He played just about every little league sports there was when he was a kid and was a multi-sport athlete in high school; even playing in the first-ever high school sanction Rugby game in the country. Eventually he retired from sports as an undefeated Maryland state Rugby champion as a high school senior. Perhaps lack of athletic talent has more to do with the retirement, but he will tell you that it more had to do with a great desire to jump right into media. Upon his graduation from University of Maryland, Baltimore County as a triple communications major, Corey started the So Much Sports network and has continued to grow his websites and continues to work to make them premier sports media outlets.

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