Long before LeBron James was anointed King of the Cavs, it was Mark Price. Point guard for nine seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers (1986-95), Price rocketed into the record books with smooth shooting from the field-goal range and the free-throw line—retiring with a jaw-dropping .9039 percentage in the latter, 2nd only to Steve Nash.
But his talent wasn’t just shooting, he was also one of the originators of splitting the double: moving with forceful ease between two defenders before finishing at the basket. Only the second member of the elite 50-40-90 club—notching shooting percentages of or above 50% in field goals, 40% in three-pointers and 90% in free throws—Price remains one of Cleveland’s all-time best. Throw it back to the basketball era of short-shorts, and pay homage to the four-time NBA All-Star with this classic tee.
Hosting the Cleveland Cavaliers, Rockers, Barons and Lumberjacks, Gund Arena was where Cleveland’s warriors went to battle. Opening in 1994 and named after former Cavs owner, Gordon Gund, the arena succeeded Richfield Coliseum as the home of the Cavs and Cleveland’s main venue for outsized entertainment.
Featuring a capacity of more than 20,000, the arena was inaugurated with a Billy Joel concert, became the site of several WWE events and had MAC fans flocking to it for bball madness. Following the sale of the Cavs in 2005, the site was renamed Quicken Loans Arena in honor of the founder and chairman of the company (Dan Gilbert), the new Cavs majority owner.
In a city boasting a transcendent music hall of fame, world-renowned art museum, and number one nationally ranked heart center, one former resident returned to rule the roost. Welcome the king back to his Cleveland throne with this super-soft, brushed-fleece hoodie, featuring a kangaroo pocket and HOMAGE “H” embroidered at the arm. Cleveland is the city!
You might have thought LeBron James’ quick success with the Miami Heat following his seven seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers would have forever kept him from returning to his Northeast Ohio home and NBA team. But that’s not LeBron.
His back-to-back NBA Championship wins in 2012 and ‘13 with the Heat only reasserted his desire to capture a championship with his hometown team. As his four-season contract with Miami was ending, he showed his unwavering love for his hometown—a short 45 minutes from the Cavaliers’ Quicken Loans Arena—and simultaneously signaled his intention to return by posting on his website, “[J]ust a kid from Akron, Ohio.” When LeBron James arrived home in August of 2014, a stadium of 30,000 embraced him with a hero’s welcome. The king is back.
A portion of this shirt's proceeds benefit the LeBron James Family Foundation, an Akron-based nonprofit positively impacting children and young adults through education and active-living initiatives.
Nothing may compare to a ball park frank, but adding Cleveland’s own Bertman’s Ball Park Mustard gets as close as you can to stadium favorites. Joseph Bertman formulated his secret recipe in a garage in Cleveland almost a 100 years ago, and it hasn’t changed much since then. Vinegar, brown mustard seed, spices, and a heavy dose of down-home Ohio know-how are packed into each container. So even if you’re not down at Progressive Field, feel like you’re in the middle of the Indians action by slathering your burgers and dogs in Cleveland’s famous spicy goodness.