3 Cavaliers that first come to mind from 1994-2003 logo era

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Shawn Kemp celebrates a win. (Photo by KIMBERLY BARTH/AFP via Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Shawn Kemp celebrates a win. (Photo by KIMBERLY BARTH/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Sports teams have been tweeting out questions about which player/individual first comes to mind when bringing up logos or throwback times, and the Cleveland Cavaliers did so on Friday with their 1994-2003 logo. Fittingly, I thought I’d take a look back at a few key players from those days that have always stuck with me from that era here.

We have been without Cleveland Cavaliers basketball for a while now, and it’s unclear at this time if the 2019-20 season in general will be back for NBA teams due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. If the league were to go straight to postseason play, or some variety, when games were to start up again, the Cavs wouldn’t be involved, either.

With the lack of games in the mean time, though, and across the Twitterverse, it’s been interesting to see people reminisce about memories associated with logos.

That’s extended beyond sports, but anyway, in this case, it’s been entertaining to see NBA teams tweet out various logos and/or see people discuss what comes to mind from iconic player numbers, and see the reactions of respective fan bases involved with those.

In the Cavaliers’ case, one that I was a big fan of was the Cavs tweeting out a picture of their 1994-2003 logo, which was one I always associated with my very early childhood days.


Regarding that mid-to-late 1990’s/early 2000’s logo, it’s enjoyable to look back at the three Cavs players that first come to mind to me when Cleveland had that logo, which was when Mike Fratello was the squad’s head coach for much of that.

Fratello’s clubs were typically very solid defensively, and they typically shared the ball really well. They weren’t exactly star-driven, but I have to give Fratello plenty of credit for even taking a fair amount of often young pieces to the postseason.

The Cavs made the Eastern Conference Playoffs four times in this stretch, and though they didn’t move on from those then-five-game first-rounds, it was a team that was fun to watch and I appreciate the grit they played with.

Anyhow, I’ll now touch on the three Cavs players from that ’94-03 logo era that first come to mind to me.