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NBA draft offers hope to the depleted Cavs

NY Times News Service, NEW YORK

Four weeks later, Cavaliers fans rejoiced as the Dallas Mavericks won the championship, beating James and the Miami Heat.

“It sure makes people feel better,” Snyder said.

Yet only a full-fledged Cavaliers revival can give fans any lasting relief and that day may be years away. Fortunately, they are used to waiting.

“Cleveland fans are resilient,” said Scott Sargent, a cofounder of the Cleveland sports blog Waiting for Next Year. “They’re just hopeful that — I don’t want to say, ‘Pain,’ — but that after all the turmoil that the franchise went through over the last year, that there is some end story to it that it is worthwhile.”

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