The Cleveland Cavaliers opened Quicken Loans Arena with a 100-98 loss to the defending World Champion Houston Rockets on Nov. 8, 1994 in front of a sold-out crowd. In 1997, the 47th Annual NBA All-Star game was played here. The Cavs reached the NBA Finals and hosted their first Finals game, which was also sold out, on June 12, 2007.
In 2016, The Cleveland Cavaliers snapped a 52-year drought of championships against the defending champions Golden State Warriors. After being down 3-1 in the series, Lebron James and the Cavaliers made history when they became the first team in five decades to produce a championship to the city of Cleveland.