NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers Lebron James, center, holds up the NBA championship trophy alongside teammates Kyrie Irving, left, Kevin Love, rear right, J.R. Smith, right, and Tristan Thompson, front, as they arrive at the airport Monday, June 20, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
CLEVELAND (AP) — A parade on hold for 52 years will finally roll through Cleveland’s streets.
The city will celebrate the Cavaliers winning the NBA title on Wednesday with a downtown parade and rally to celebrate Cleveland’s first major professional sports championship since 1964.
The event will start at 11 a.m. in the plaza next to Quicken Loans Arena and travel south past Progressive Field, home of the Indians, before heading down Carnegie Avenue. The 60-unit parade with floats, vehicles and Ohio State’s marching band will then make a left onto East 9th Street — a main drag connecting the Cavs’ home arena with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
The parade will head north toward Lake Erie, stopping near a massive outdoor rally at Mall B, a large outdoor public space downtown.