Can LeBron end the Cleveland Championship Drought?

As the Cleveland Cavaliers put the finishing touches on a first round sweep of the Detroit Pistons, the questions once again arises: Will this be the year the Cleveland championship drought comes to an end? With over 50 years since the last time hardware found home in the Land (Cleveland Browns, 1964), there is a new sense of hope in the city. With the Cavs putting a cherry on top of a clean sweep of Detroit tonight with a 100-98 victory over the Reggie Jackson led Pistons, the Cavs have never looked better. With the “Big 3” (Lebron, Irving, and Love) showing the team chemistry we have been waiting for all season, a deep run into the playoffs looks promising.hi-res-8dfe0b6a8c6a400e8dcd8a3023f3f70b_crop_north With the Cavs’ next round matchup still duking it out in the first round (Atlanta Hawks vs. Boston Celtics), the Cavs should have fresh legs to take on their Eastern Conference Semi-Finals opponent at full strength. With rumors of an early LeBron departure this offseason if Cleveland does not make a deep run, the stakes have never been higher. As James, who turned 31 in December, begins to hit the twilight of his prime, winning becomes a number one priority, a priority which needs to come sooner than later (at all costs). With most analysts predicting a Cavaliers appearance in this years finals, the question remains who will be the Western Conference representative. Whether it be the 73-9 Warriors, or the oft overlooked Spurs, Cleveland will certainly have their hands full regardless of which team they are matched against. With the NBA Finals slated to begin on June 2nd, only time will tell if LeBron and company can bring a ring back to Cleveland.

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