Rising over the southern shore of Lake Erie is the singular metropolis known definitively as “The Land”—home to diehard basketball fans who know triumph invariably follows tribulation. Gear up for the glory.
Before the kid from Akron began setting the hardwood ablaze for Cleveland, the greatest Cavaliers era had been under the ownership of Mr. Gordon Gund. Coming off some of the franchise’s most disappointing years, Gund purchased the team from Ted Stepien in 1983 and executed a complete overhaul. After the removal of the team’s swashbuckling swordsman in favor of a more modern Cavs logo, and more than nine coaches later, the Cavs came together to make the playoffs in 10 of 15 seasons. The run included a trip to the conference finals in 1992 for the first time in more than 15 seasons. Pay homage.
From the original wine and gold to the years of burnt orange, Cavs colors may have changed but the tenacity and resilience Cleveland is known for sure hasn’t. Whether you’re at the game, around town or halfway across the globe, rep your Cleveland Cavaliers pride and pay homage with this super-soft raglan.
Few dates stand out more in Cleveland history than that of Wednesday, October 14, 1970: the day the Cleveland Cavaliers debuted and the vast territory of the Northeast Ohio became consecrated the land of the Cavaliers.
After business whiz Nick Mileti led the charge to purchase and bring an NBA team to Cleveland, the beautiful hues of wine and gold swept the city. And while the early years presented challenges, the inaugural season set up one of the Cavs’ greatest gets. With the first pick in the 1971 NBA Draft, the Cavs scored a sharpshooter who would carried Cleveland to the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.
En garde! Since their first season in 1970, your swashbuckling swordsmen of Cleveland have carved up the court and seized a booty that includes two Eastern Conference championships and four division titles. Cloak yourself in the Wine and Gold and join your, “group of daring, fearless men whose life’s pact was never surrender, no matter what the odds." Come on Cavs!