The last time the city of Cleveland celebrated a professional sports title of any kind, it was because of Jim Brown. The legendary running back was at the heart of the 1964 Browns that won a title beating the Baltimore Colts.
Brown was sitting courtside for Game 3 in Cleveland, and LeBron James acknowledged him with a little bow pregame.
Classy move. And apparently good karma as the Cavaliers got off to a good start and held on in the end to beat the Warriors and take a 2-1 series lead in the NBA Finals.
Note to Mike Breen: If you say James Brown we all think of the Godfather of Soul. If he’s alive and sitting courtside, we’ve got a much bigger story on our hands.