LeBron James, Cavaliers get championship rings in NBA opener against Knicks, Carmelo Anthony Throw Shade

| October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Cleveland Cavaliers celebrated their first ever NBA championship on Tuesday night.

Already a part of a surreal evening in downtown, and one that was 52 years in the making, the Cavaliers received their championship rings for winning the title against the Golden State Warriors in last June’s NBA Finals. After that, the franchise’s first championship banner was raised.

Fans were treated to replays of the Block, the Shot and the Stop, the three seminal moments from last season’s Game 7 triumph that have already been permanently etched in Cleveland fans’ psyche. And then finally, after commissioner Adam Silver handed the title ring to owner Dan Gilbert, and the rest of the Cavs’ staffers had been awarded theirs, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and LeBron James got to rejoice.

“Without you 20,000 fans,” James boomed,“ this would not be possible. This night, none of us will ever forget.”

#WonForAll 💍

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Goin' up on a Tuesday. #WonForAll

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After the ring and championship banner ceremony was over the NBA season opener got underway. Carmelo Anthony and the NY Knicks faced off against a siked Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Needless to say it was a losing battle, as they lost badly to the newly minted champions 117-88.

Even though it was another tough loss for Carmelo, it seems as though sitting through the Cavaliers’ championship ring ceremony may have been a tougher pill to swallow.

Esquire caught up with the Knick’s forward where he shared his feelings on having to watch the Cavaliers get their rings on opening night.


“I wish the NBA would let them get their rings the day before, you know what I’m saying,” Melo said. “Like I don’t know who came up with that rule that you get your rings at the first game.”

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