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9 Facts About the Cleveland Cavaliers

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The Cleveland Cavaliers, also known as the Cavs, are an American professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio.

Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state.

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The Cavs compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Central Division.

The National Basketball Association is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.

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The team began play in 1970.

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Since 1994, the team has played its home games at Quicken Loans Arena, which is shared with the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League and the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League.

The American Hockey League is a 30-team professional ice hockey league based in the United States and Canada that serves as the primary developmental league for the National Hockey League.

The Cleveland Monsters—previously known as the Lake Erie Monsters—are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League based in Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

The Cleveland Gladiators are an arena football team based in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, who play in the Arena Football League as part of the AFL National Conference.

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The Cavaliers have featured many NBA legends during their history, including LeBron James, Brad Daugherty, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, and Mark Price.

Zydrunas Ilgauskas is a Lithuanian retired professional basketball center of the National Basketball Association.

AD 11 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar.

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Past NBA greats such as Nate Thurmond, Lenny Wilkens, Walt Frazier, and Shaquille O'Neal have also played in Cleveland, albeit near the end of their careers.

Nathaniel "Nate" Thurmond was an American basketball player who spent the majority of his 14-year career in the National Basketball Association with the Golden State Warriors.

Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal, nicknamed Shaq, is an American former professional basketball player who is currently an analyst on the television program Inside the NBA.

Leonard Randolph "Lenny" Wilkens is an American retired basketball player and coach in the National Basketball Association.

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The franchise has won five Central Division championships, three Eastern Conference championships, one NBA championship, and have reached the playoffs 20 times in their 46-year history.

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The 2016 NBA Finals victory over the Golden State Warriors marked the first time in Finals history a team had come back to win the series after trailing three games to one.

2016 is the current year, and is a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2016th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations, the 16th year of the 3rd millennium, the 16th year of the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2010s decade.

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The Cavaliers, however, also have a number of dubious distinctions, such as former owner Ted Stepien's tenure, which led the NBA to create a rule regulating the trading of draft picks, known as the "Stepien rule", and a 26-game losing streak in 2010–11, which, at the time, tied the record for the longest losing streak in major American professional sports.

Theodore J. "Ted" Stepien was an American businessman who owned the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association from 1980 to 1983.

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