2010 NBA Playoffs: An Eyewitness Account of Cavs-Celts Game One

May 3rd, 2010 by Karl Leave a reply »
Despite living in Baltimore, I’m a big LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers fan.

My wife and I decided to splurge and get tickets for game one on Saturday between the Cavs and the Celtics so I figured I’d share my thoughts and observations with the B/R community.

Cleveland is a very easy city to drive right in to the downtown area. Parts of the city do look a little derelict, but there’s a lot of life around the Q.

Our hotel, the Holiday Inn, is an old Cleveland hotel, with high ceilings, a great view of the city from the 12th floor.  It was basically at one end of 4th Street, and the Q is at the other end.

4th Street is blocked off to cars, and there are restaurants and bars on both sides of the street, with crowds milling about all over the place, and bands playing, so there’s a real carnival feel to it (Joakim Noah doesn’t know what he’s talking about!).

For those who are familiar with Baltimore, it reminds me a bit of the Inner Harbor area. 

I’ve honestly never been to a basketball game with that kind of almost unrestrained energy.  It was very loud a ...

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