Cleveland’s mayor proclaimed Wednesday a local holiday to celebrate the Cavaliers’ historic season and NBA championship.
The proclamation highlights the Cavaliers breaking a 52-year-streak in Cleveland without a major professional sports championship.
Hailing the team’s 93-89 victor as a nail-biting game and one of the hardest fought in NBA history, Mayor Frank G. Jackson stated that the City of Cleveland is proud to celebrate the Cavaliers’ championship parade and rally.
“The strength and determination displayed throughout the season, post-season and championship game are truly the embodiment of our city and of its people,” Jackson stated.
After declaring June 22, 2016 a Cleveland holiday, Jackson invited all citizens to join him in congratulating the Cleveland Cavaliers and inked his signature in purple.
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