CLEVELAND CAVALIERS EXPERIENCE:
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Stadium: Quicken Loans Arena
Conference: Eastern Conference
Division: Central Division
Dancers: Cavalier Girls
Nickname: Cavs, Cleveland Cavs, The Cavs
Notable Players: Nate Thurmond, Lenny Wilkens, LeBron James
Cleveland Cavaliers Championship Titles: 0
Cleveland Cavaliers Conference Titles: 1 (2007)
When it comes to the National Basketball Association, there are legendary franchises that have won numerous titles and newcomers who are still attempting to make a name for themselves in the league. One of the teams trying to gain its footing in the NBA is the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Established in 1970, the Cavs have had a hard time making headway among established teams in the Eastern Conference, such as the Boston Celtics and the Chicago Bulls. However, Cleveland fans had something to cheer about in the mid 2000s with the arrival of several notable draft picks, including LeBron James. He came to the team in 2003 when he was drafted to become the next face of the young Cleveland franchise.
With James at the helm, the Cavs made themselves a household name with numerous playoff appearances - one of which was in the 2009-10 Eastern Conference Semifinals. Although the Cavaliers fell to the Boston Celtics, they were able to establish the team as a main competitor in their division and conference.
By the end of 2010, head coach Mike Brown and LeBron James both moved on from the organization. However, this is still an exciting time for Cleveland fans new coach Byron Scott works his magic to bring the team back to the playoffs. The Cavs have a number of superstars primed and ready. Baron Davis, Antawn Jamison and Anthony Parker are just to name a few.
The Cavaliers play their home games at the Quicken Loans Arena, which is located in the heart of Cleveland. Known by its shorter nickname, "The Q," the stadium can comfortably hold 20,000 cheering fans.
Cleveland has a number of young stars that are expected to fare well under the guidance of veteran coach, Byron Scott. Experienced players, such as Davis, will also benefit the growing team. Cavalier fans will have more than enough to watch when they visit "The Q" to see their team bring all they've got to the hardwood with young talent and determination.
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RoundBallRoadtrip.com at Quicken Loans Arena Without LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers are simply not the same team. However, from the perspective of this NBA fan, hanging out in Cleveland among some of the league’s best fans is always a good time. I was in town as part of my Roundball Roadtrip, my personal crusade to see a game in every NBA arena in league, and although the Cleveland Cavaliers are not the elite team they once were, the experience of watching some NBA basketball at Quicken Loans Arena is still incredible. Quicken Loans Arena is a modern facility with some solid concessions and great fan amenities. The crowd still enthusiastically supports their hometown Cavaliers and ownership has maintained a commitment to winning that will eventually take this team back to the playoffs. Quicken Loans Arena is located in the historic Gateway neighborhood which caters specifically to Cleveland sports fans with a variety of great restaurants and pubs all within walking distance of Quicken Loans Arena and Progressive Field. I like the area around East 4th Street, which is located right across the parking lot from the arena. East 4th Street is an exceptional place to catch a pre-game meal or to bounce from pubs to pubs after the game. The neighborhood is safe and offers a lot of variety for fans looking to spend an evening downtown. For more information on things to see and do in Cleveland, Ohio, feel free to check out my review at - http://www.nbabasketballarenas.com/Quicken-Loans-Arena-Nov10.htm. February 15, 2011