I’m not going to write a long think-piece as you will inevitably see for the next couple of days about Lebron James, Steph Curry, this series, history, legacies etc.
This is all about the celebration.
One of the reasons we decided to call this site Champagne in The Locker Room was because that iconic scene at the end of every season, in every sport, is the culmination of all the hard work and dedication it takes to achieve the ultimate goal.
We have seen numerous champagne showers after championships, and we all can relate to anyone working supremely hard and finishing that goal. Sometimes the goal seems unattainable, sometimes it is extremely difficult, so when you finally “win”, you let out a collective sigh of relief then you want to just fuckin celebrate with the guys who went to battle with you.
One day, I would love to accomplish something so spectacular that I can just spray champagne on all my friends and family and they wouldn’t have a care in the world because they would be celebrating along with me.
The City of Cleveland has not had the opportunity to celebrate a major pro sports championship in 52 years. Before Sunday, Cleveland had failed to win a major-pro sports title in 146 straight seasons, the longest active drought by any American city.
As a lifelong Washingtonian, we are in the midst of our own drought which has reached 24 years (1991 Redskins the last championship) and it hurts, especially when your city is looked at as a laughingstock. Cleveland will not have to live that horror anymore.
THIS DUDE IS DOING PULL-UPS ON THE TRAFFIC LIGHT CLEVELAND IS A MADHOUSE pic.twitter.com/2RU5YQKAuI
— Austin Hunt (@AustinHunt) June 20, 2016