Why I'm proud to be a Cleveland Cavaliers Fan.
Growing up near Cleveland has molded me into the sports lover I am no question about it. Sports in Ohio in general is a way of life for a lot of us. Football I think may edge basketball to be the most popular sport where I live however. I am a big football fan and have been writing articles of High School football games for my local newspaper the past 2 years. I must say I genuinely love it and hope to further my career in that field. I do cover basketball games too and I must say basketball is definately the second love of my life.
I am a hometown fan of the Cavaliers and proud to be one. I remember at the age of four receiving my first Minnesota Vikings shirt "Proud fan for 15 years" for christmas.I also remember opening up a present to find a light blue and orange Cavaliers jacket. I remember life before Lebron. When we had three 7 foot men in Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Chris Mihm, and Dasagna Diop. When Big Z had a full set of hair. When Carlos Boozer was a molding in to a good player. When Ricky Davis thought he was the next Michael Jordan. Yeah... I remember that 17-65, 2002 year. And yet us Clevelanders still had hope. We did something we do now. Looked forward to the upcoming draft.
I remember hearing rumbles about us "tanking" so we can land the young Akron born Lebron James. "Which I personally believe Ricky Davis was our losing problem". I then remember paying closer attention to this upcoming star in LeBron. I remember listening to the radio to St.Vincent St Mary's basketball games. I remember talking with my friends on the playground about LeBron (I used to mix his name up with JaBron. Mind you I was 8 years old) I remember 2003 NBA draft day and his first game as a Cavalier. Thats when I can officially say I was hooked to the Cavaliers. Everything that happened in that organization from then on I knew of. Those years I must say were wonderful. It's a great feeling watching a superstar bud into one of the biggest threats on the court known to man. I was a witness to greatness along with many others. I loved every moment when he was here. When he departed from Cleveland I was truly devasted as was nearly every Cavaliers fan. I remember thinking.. "What do we do now?" It was a tough 2010-2011 year but I truly believe it drew me closer as a Cavaliers fan. It was almost like I got too caught up in the Majestic glory of LeBron. Seeing that Cavaliers team struggle like that broke my heart and made me hell bent on being loyal to them. Now I actually am more proud then I ever been of my beloved Cavaliers. We are such a young team that has so much promise. I can't wait for the day we bring home a championship. It will happen. . Someday
I have respect for everyone of you fellow Cavaliers fan for sticking with this team. I seen to many LeBron band
wagon fans. Being a devout Cavaliers fan defines a person in my opinion! It means you are a loyal and thats rare to find in every aspect in life. Now we have a young star in Kyrie Irving and things are looking promising for Cleveland again. The only way to go is up. All around the country people say Cleveland fans are not true fans and think we go over the top with things. I think thats what passion is and Cleveland sure as hell has it. Next time I hear somebody say something of that nature I'm just going to tell them to "get buckets". Enough said.