Cleveland Cavaliers Win First NBA Championship In Franchise History In Game 7 Over Golden State Warriors

The Cavaliers will bring the city of Cleveland its first professional championship since 1964.

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The Cavaliers are the first team in NBA history to come back from a 3–1 deficit in the seven-game series.

The Cavs' win ends the city of Cleveland's championship drought, dating back to 1964 with a Cleveland Browns NFL Championship win (preceding the first Super Bowl by three years).

This is LeBron James' third championship, and his first for Cleveland. The Cavs' previous two Finals appearances — 2007 and 2015 — were led by James, who left Cleveland for the Miami Heat in 2010. James returned to the Cavaliers in 2015 with the goal of winning a championship for his home state.

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