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The Cleveland Cavaliers, also known as the Cavs, are an American professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavs compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Central Division. The team began play in 1970. Since 1994, the team has played its home games at Quicken Loans Arena, which is shared with the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League and the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League.

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2016–17 Cleveland Cavaliers season
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Conference Eastern
Division Central
Founded 1970
History Cleveland Cavaliers
1970–present
Arena Quicken Loans Arena
Location Cleveland, Ohio
Team colors Wine, gold, navy blue, white
                   
Team manager David Griffin
Head coach Tyronn Lue
Ownership Dan Gilbert
Jeff Cohen (Vice Chairman)
Nate Forbes (Vice Chairman)
Gordon Gund (minority owner)
Usher Raymond (minority owner)
Affiliation(s) Canton Charge
Championships 1 (2016)
Conference titles 3 (2007, 2015, 2016)
Division titles 5 (1976, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016)
Retired numbers 7 (7, 11, 22, 25, 34, 42, 43)
Website cavs.com
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The Cleveland Cavaliers, also known as the Cavs, are an American professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavs compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Central Division. The team began play in 1970. Since 1994, the team has played its home games at Quicken Loans Arena, which is shared with the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League and the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League.

The Cavaliers have featured many NBA legends during their history, including LeBron James, Brad Daugherty, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, and Mark Price. Past NBA greats such as Nate Thurmond, Lenny Wilkens, Walt Frazier, and Shaquille O'Neal have also played in Cleveland, albeit near the end of their careers.

The franchise has won five Central Division championships (1976, 2009, 2010, 2015, and 2016), three Eastern Conference championships (2007, 2015, 2016), one NBA championship (2016), and have reached the playoffs 20 times in their 46-year history. The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors in NBA Finals Game 7 on June 19, 2016 after coming back from a 3–1 deficit, making them the first team in NBA history to accomplish that feat. However, the team has also had a number of dubious distinctions, such as former owner Ted Stepien's tenure, which led the NBA to create a rule regulating the trading of draft picks, known as the "Stepien rule", and a 26-game losing streak in 2010–11, which, at the time, tied the record for the longest losing streak in major American professional sports.

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