No. 19: Cleveland Cavaliers

Originally Published: June 11, 2009
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
LeBron JamesGregory Shamus/Getty ImagesBefore he took his talents to South Beach in the summer of 2010, LeBron James reigned in Cleveland.

Contrary to popular belief, the story of the Cleveland Cavaliers does not begin with the selection of LeBron James in the 2003 draft; it doesn't even begin with their winning the NBA draft lottery. No, the Cavs were a real, live NBA team for three decades before that. Unfortunately, most of that time was spent near the bottom of the standings.

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