Cavs’ Larry O’Brien trophy making photo op tour across Ohio


LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers holds up the Larry O’Brien Trophy during the Cleveland Cavaliers 2016 NBA Championship victory parade and rally on June 22, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

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CANTON, Ohio– Cleveland Cavaliers fans will have a few chances to snap a photo with the Larry O’Brien trophy.

The iconic NBA Championship trophy is going on tour, making stops in Canton, Akron, Youngstown, Columbus and Cleveland. It’s all leading up to the Cavs first home game of the season on Oct. 25 against the New York Knicks.

“We are happy to celebrate winning an NBA Championship with Cavs fans across the state of Ohio who have been loyal supporters of the Wine & Gold throughout this journey,” said Cavaliers CEO Len Komoroski in a news release on Monday. “Taking the Larry O’Brien trophy on a regional tour gives fans the opportunity to share in the excitement and thank them for being an important part of this special time in Cavaliers history.”

Fans must use their own camera and the photo op is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The trophy will be joined by in-area host Ahmaad Crump, Cavs mascot Sir C.C., and members of the Scream Team and Cavaliers Girls.

Wednesday, Oct. 12
4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton
The trophy will be located in the Gold Jacket Lounge on the second floor.
For fans who wish to also tour the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the museum is offering a $5 discount off regular admission. Cavs fans can take advantage of a special 20% discount in the museum store from 4 to  8 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 14
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Goodyear Theater in Akron
Fans are instructed to enter the theater via the main entrance off of Goodyear Blvd or ADA ramp off of E. Market Street.

Tuesday, Oct. 18
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Columbus Statehouse, Columbus
All bags, packages and personal items carried into the Statehouse are subject to inspection or x-ray.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Cavs Fan Fest at the Schottenstein Center, Columbus
The trophy will be on display (not for individual photos) at the Ffree outdoor Cavs Fan Fest prior to the Cavs vs. Wizards preseason game, weather permitting. During the game, the trophy will be displayed on the main concourse of The Schottenstein Center at halftime.

Friday, Oct. 21
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Youngstown State University, Youngstown
The trophy will be located in the Chestnut Room in the Kilcawley Center.

Monday, Oct. 24
Noon to 4 p.m.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum, Cleveland
The trophy will be located in the Plaza Lobby.

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