Your Cleveland Cavaliers are raising the championship banner tonight and getting ready for a new season. But how well do you really know the players on our beloved team?
With help from the NBA, we uncovered some interesting facts about the Cavs.
Channing Frye is a bigtime player and that kind of success runs in the family. His grandfather John Mulzac was a member of the highly regarded Tuskegee Airmen. Channing’s mom is an Emmy Award winning journalist now starring in her own online show called "KFrye and Girlfriends Talk Sports."
Did you know in 2012 JR Smith starred in a music video by Sean Paul and Kelly Rowland? Known for his deep 3’s, the song is called "How Deep Is Your Love." And how deep is this? JR’s real name is Earl Smith III.
James Jones comes from an athletic family. His uncle is Ricky Gutierrez. Among his 12 seasons in the major leagues, he played two years with the Cleveland Indians as a shortstop in 2002 and 2003 averaging one hit in every game he played for the Tribe.
Richard Jefferson made the jump from the Dallas Mavericks to the Cleveland Cavs last year. But did you know in high school he was a high jumper reaching heights of 6'10"? That's high enough to soar over Kevin Love.
Speaking of Love, Kevin has shown much love to the Special Olympics in Minnesota where he started his career. He's raised thousands of dollars through polar bear plunges
New comer Mike Dunleavy plunged into the "Seeds of Peace Camp" that helped bring kids together from all types of backgrounds including the Middle East and many colorful ethnicities.
And another new addition, colorful in his own right, Chris "Birdman" Anderson at one point auctioned off his artwork to help children's charities. And when he was a child, he enjoyed playing a number of instruments including baritone, saxophone, and the trumpet.