Cleveland Cavaliers fans quietly confident in title hopes

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland sports fans know what it means to suffer given that the city’s major sports teams haven’t won a championship in 52 years.

On Sunday morning, Cleveland Cavaliers fans exuded a quiet confidence that with star forward LeBron James leading the way the city’s unmatched streak of sports futility might finally end. The Cavaliers play the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night in a decisive Game 7 to determine the NBA title. It’s a rematch of last year’s NBA finals that saw the Warriors beat the injury riddled Cavs in six games.

Seventy-five-year-old Billy Bass, of Cleveland, sat outside a Starbucks in downtown Cleveland Sunday feeling certain that the Cavs would beat the Warriors.

He says the “curse” that has plagued Cleveland sports teams “can’t go on forever.”

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