Believeland’s biggest party ever
The best reactions from the parade celebrating Cleveland’s first title in 52 years
Fresh off of helping the Cleveland Cavaliers win their first NBA championship in franchise history, LeBron James promised the victory parade would be “the biggest party that Cleveland has ever seen. Ever.”
His prediction didn’t disappoint. After patiently waiting 52 years since their city’s last major sports championship, Cleveland fans were busting moves in the streets to celebrate their beloved Cavs.
The parade brought out all the feels.
The parade hasn't even started yet and the tears are flowing. #Cleveland #ClevelandCavaliers #ClevelandParade
— Kali (@kaltastik) June 22, 2016
My heart is so happy right now. It's a proud, proud, proud moment for the city of Cleveland! ☺️☺️☺️
— Cole Godsey (@colegodsey3) June 22, 2016
Tears in my eyes as I'm watching @KingJames behind the SVSM High School Band. He is the true MVP #ALLin216 #cavsparade #Believeland
— Caroline C. Zerbey (@cgcalfee) June 22, 2016
"Emotional" and "Cavs-tastic!" – the @Cavs victory in one word #cavsparade @clevelanddotcom pic.twitter.com/Ecz29NsEbP
— Emily Bamforth (@EmilyMBamforth) June 22, 2016
Not even winning a championship could stop fans from getting petty, though.
These Fans are LIT! Cavs! pic.twitter.com/EPOABOIQDB
— Mark Johnson (@MarkJWeather) June 22, 2016
With the title drought over, fans flooded the city to be part of the festivities.
Downtown Cleveland. Wow!! Champs!! pic.twitter.com/C5QWero6Y0
— Michael London (@Mlondon83) June 22, 2016
Largest parade in NBA history✔️
Largest parade in US sports history✔️
Largest parade in Ohio history✔️#CavsMania#CavsParade 🎉🍾🎉🍾🏆🍾🎉🍾🎉
— Dennis from CLE 🏆 (@You_Kno_DennisG) June 22, 2016
What it must feel like at the #cavsparade pic.twitter.com/5H3iZHQy4r
— Ffej (@jeff_beez) June 22, 2016
Some fans at the parade got creative to get the best #VIEWS of the 216.
Award for most creative "improve your view" of the #cavsparade goes to: pic.twitter.com/E4mVOrDnNU
— Craig Couch (@craig_couch) June 22, 2016
LeBron as he sees sign of himself at Huron & Ontario pic.twitter.com/01qpF0Reo6
— Marla Ridenour (@MRidenourABJ) June 22, 2016
Even former Cleveland Browns great and NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown blessed the fans with an appearance.
This is by far the coolest picture I've ever taken. Wow. pic.twitter.com/QrdnuuPecy
— Danny Cunningham (@RealDCunningham) June 22, 2016
J.R. Smith, the life of the party.
And the party won’t be stopping anytime soon.
This parade might take 52 hours to complete…..which is totally fine because it was 52 years in the making
— Scott Springer (@Springco) June 22, 2016