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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Nembhard, Mobley lead Cavs past Hawks 94-90 in Summer League

LAS VEGAS (AP) — RJ Nembhard Jr. had 16 points and six assists, Isaiah Mobley added 15 points and 10 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers held off the Atlanta Hawks 94-90 in the NBA Summer League. Mobley, a second-round pick in this year’s draft, grabbed six rebounds on the offensive end and added four assists…

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Darius Garland: ‘We can make it to the Eastern Conference Finals next year’

Now, All-Star point guard Darius Garland has made it clear that he not only thinks his Cavs can get into the playoffs, but also make it all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals. He said as much when he was a guest on the “Varsity House” podcast. … I need to read more from…

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Very Famous NBA Champion Is Still A Free Agent

Tristan Thompson still remains a free agent on July 23. The NBA veteran has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings and Boston Celtics over his career. In 2016, he helped LeBron James and the Cavs beat the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA Championship. I need to read more…