Cavaliers Celebrate NBA Championship With Massive Parade

Thousands of fans gathered in downtown Cleveland to celebrate their first professional championship win in 52 years.

Cleveland Cavaliers fans gather at the Quicken Loans Arena early Wednesday, June 22, 2016, to watch a parade celebrating the Cavaliers' NBA Championship in downtown Cleveland. The Cavaliers made history by overcoming a 3-1 deficit to beat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals and end the city's 52-year drought without a professional sports championship.

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Lebron James, surrounded by his family, waves to the crowd in downtown Cleveland. 

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Cleveland Cavaliers Iman Shumpert celebrates with the crowd. 


Cleveland Cavaliers' J.R. Smith takes a selfie with his cigar. 

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Cleveland Cavaliers fans cheer as they wait for the parade to begin. Hundreds of thousands of fans lined the streets, some arriving Tuesday night to camp out on the sidewalk. 

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Kyrie Irving celebrates with fans in the parade. High-end convertibles were parked in rows near Progressive Field early in the morning and waited to carry Cleveland's conquering heroes past their adoring fans. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving were riding in style in Rolls-Royce sedans.

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Fans celebrate the Cavaliers 2016 NBA Championship in downtown Cleveland. 

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