The Cavs Beyond “The Chosen Punk”
I’ve been a Cavs fan since 1990 when I was 9 years old and I first moved to this country.
I didn’t know what basketball was when I lived in Israel, I just lounged on the beach tossing a ball up and down. I mean, I was 8. Suddenly living in Cleveland, my dad asked me to sit down and watch a game with him. Basketball became a part of me. I played in the driveway all the time. I played at school and in pick up games and in rec leagues but out in the driveway all the time. I’ve been a Cavs fan since before LeBron was playing in his pee-wee league. The day I got my first job, I figured out how much money I’d have left over after my rent, car insurance, and essentials and I bought the most expensive pair of Cavs seats I could possibly buy.
For six years, I got all my friends and family to become Cavs fans too. Many of them even bought season tickets. At one point, I was driving to Cleveland two or three times a week to see the Cavs play. Mind you, Cleveland is a two and a half hour trip. Some nights I wouldn’t get home until 1am, and then have to get up and go to work at 8 in the morning.
So I love the Cavs, with or without LeBron.
And that’s why I created Columbus Cavs.
In 2007, I was featured in the Columbus Dispatch. I’ve had Cavaliers watch parties at Champps, BW3, and Eddie George’s Grille and I’ve raffled off autographed memorabilia donated by the Cavs organization.
I am here to support Dan Gilbert, Byron Scott, and all the staff and players that are committed to bringing a championship to Cleveland. I am all in, for the love of basketball.
The fact that I recreated this site on the night of “The Decision” is ironic. I had to delete over 100 posts and dozens of comments because of spammers. But it is time to look forward.
The Cavs always gave me something to look forward to.
A nice distraction from a *long* work week.
A reason to get together with friends and food for gametime.
A sense of excitement when I woke up on a playoff day.
Just from giveaways throughout 5 playoff runs, I’ve even put together a whole wardrobe. 20+ tshirts, a Varejao wig, and a Drew Gooden bald cap.
LeBron has decided to quit and leave.
Dan Gilbert stays committed to winning a championship:
If you thought we were motivated before tonight to bring the hardware to Cleveland, I can tell you that this shameful display of selfishness and betrayal by one of our very own has shifted our “motivation” to previously unknown and previously never experienced levels.
Let’s Go Cavs, Columbus!