The Cleveland Cavaliers made sports history in June when they came back from 3-1 lead against the 73-win Golden State Warriors. Now, the Cavs are on display for history to remember.
As pointed out to Fear the Sword by Steve Hass, a sound designer for the new Smithsonian African American Museum, several Cavs are on display in the museum. While LeBron James and J.R. Smith are the most prominent Cavs on display, several other Cavs make an appearance. The exhibit is new and prominently features other African American athletes such as the late Muhammed Ali, Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The museum also features information on the Civil Rights movement and African American culture.
Even in small doses, it’s cool to see the Cavs in a museum like this. LeBron certainly has a place in broader culture, but it’s the whole team now does.
Check out a few photos below:
For more information on the exhibit, visit nmaahc.si.edu. The exhibit opens to the public in nine days time.