NFL legend Jim Brown reacts to Cavaliers winning NBA title

Monday June 20th, 2016

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Legendary Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown took to Twitter on Sunday to congratulate the Cleveland Cavaliers on winning their first NBA title in franchise history.

The Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors 93–89 in Game 7 at Oracle Arena, becoming the first team in NBA history to overcome a 3–1 deficit to win the title, and the first to win it on the road since 1978.

The title is also the first in a major sport for the city of Cleveland since 1964.

Brown, who was named the NFL MVP four times during his career, was part of that last Cleveland championship franchise, leading the Browns to a 27–0 win over the Baltimore Colts in the 1964 NFL Championship.

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LeBron James led the way for the Cavaliers with one of the best individual series in Finals history. He closed out the series with 27 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds. Kyrie Irving added 26 points and six rebounds in Game 7.



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