CLEVELAND (AP) — With the city's 52-year-old championship drought finally over, bleary-eyed fans next look forward to a Wednesday parade for the victorious Cavaliers and northeast Ohio's homegrown star, LeBron James.
Yes, Cleveland rocks. But it's also on a roll.
The city is preparing for the Republican National Convention, which is scheduled to begin next month. An estimated 50,000 people are expected to come to town for an event that will draw even more attention than usual, with Donald Trump as the presumptive nominee.
One of the city's leading civic figures says the significance of the Cavs' win Sunday night against the Golden State Warriors stretches beyond the realm of sports. Dan Gilbert says the NBA title will give a boost to how Clevelanders see their city.