Fans voted Cavaliers the team nickname in 1970 in a poll conducted by the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. The other finalists included Jays, Foresters, Towers, and Presidents. The Presidents nickname was presumably an allusion to the fact that seven former U.S. Presidents were born in Ohio, second only to Virginia. Jerry Tomko, who suggested Cavaliers in the contest, wrote, “Cavaliers represent a group of daring fearless men, whose life pact was never surrender, no matter what the odds.” (Tomko’s son, Brett, went on to become a Major League pitcher.)

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Sep. 25—I know what you're thinking. The Cavaliers traded for three-time All-Star Donovan Mitchell, who in five seasons with the Jazz averaged 24 points, four rebounds and 4.5 assists. Now, it's go-time and a deep playoff run for the Cavaliers. Cleveland now has a bonafide mega-star, a face of a franchise. Mitchell is a scoring…

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Cavaliers legend Zydrunas Ilgauska’s wife dies at 50

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