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Cleveland’s Thriving: Tribe Rolling After the Cavs Title
- Updated: June 28, 2016
Oh, what a week in Cleveland. The drought is finally over. After a long 58 years, LeBron James and the Cavaliers have been crowned the 2016 NBA Champions and they hoisted the Larry O’Brien trophy in historic fashion– the Cavaliers became the first team in NBA history to over come a 3-1 deficit in the Finals. Since Game 6 of the Finals, the Cleveland Indians have been red hot. The Indians are riding the championship waves with 10 consecutive wins.
Going into June 16th, the Indians were tied with the Kansas City Royals for first place in the AL Central. Today they stand 5 games up on the Royals- owning sole possession of first place. They began with a home sweep against the Chicago White Sox and then another home sweep against the Tampa Bay Rays. Then the irony of it all began, the Indians would begin a 10 game road trip which mimics the path the Cavaliers had through the Eastern Conference Finals– Detroit, Atlanta and then Toronto.
The Cavs noted this and took the fun to Twitter.
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) June 24, 2016
The Indians couldn’t pass up the moment and took the fun to the next level, poking on the Warriors’ Guard- Steph Curry- wife’s, Ayesha Curry who claimed that the NBA was rigged.
@cavs it’s almost like our schedule was rigged … 😉
— #WWWWWWWWWWindians (@Indians) June 24, 2016
So far so good for the Tribe, three straight dubs against the division rival Tigers followed by a wins over the Braves. After five decades of defeat and agony, Clevelanders finally have something to smile about. The King and his Cavs are rocking, Lindor and the Tribe are rolling and the Browns are… well, one can dream. There’s more happiness in Cleveland than ever before, but can the Indians stay this hot throughout the course of the year and bring home a second title to the Land in the same calendar year?