NBA Twitter Reacts To Cleveland Cavaliers Making The Playoffs Without LeBron James For The First Time Since 1998

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In the 2021-22 NBA season, the Cleveland Cavaliers were one of the biggest surprises, regardless of the outcome of their season. With Darius Garland, Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley at the helm, the Cavs raced out to a great start land even managed to become a top-three team in the Eastern Conference at one point.

However, a series of injuries derailed what was a very promising campaign for the young Cavaliers team. Their key players all missed a chunk of games, with Allen and Mobley getting injured at a crucial time of their campaign. After a great first half, the Cavaliers saw themselves sliding out of the playoff picture and eventually falling out of the play-in tournament

This season, with the addition of Donovan Mitchell, the Cavs continued where they had stopped in the first half of last season and have looked like one of the best teams in the NBA at times. This has led to the Cavs making the playoffs for the first time since 2018, and for the first time since 1998 without LeBron James on its roster – back then, two of the Cavs key players in Evan Mobley and Darius Garland weren’t even born yet.

To celebrate the end of the five, and 25-year long draughts, NBA Twitter reacted accordingly and praised the Cavaliers.


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