The Cleveland Cavaliers won the National Basketball Association championship on Sunday night.

周日晚,克利夫兰骑士队首夺美国职业篮球联赛(NBA)总冠军。

In the last game of the seven-game series, Cleveland defeated the Golden State Warriors, 93-89. And the victory gave Cleveland its first major sports title in 52 years.

在抢七大战中,克里夫兰骑士队以93比89击溃金州勇士队。这场胜利是克里夫兰52年来第一次赢得重大体育赛事冠军。

The last time a team from Cleveland won a championship was in 1964. Its football team, the Browns, won the National Football League title.

上一次克里夫兰球队赢得冠军是在1964年。当时克里夫兰布朗队赢得了美国美式足球联赛冠军。

For many years, Cleveland sports fans lived with disappointment and watched teams that were not very good.

多年来,克里夫兰体育迷们心酸地观看着家乡球队的每场比赛。

For example, the Cleveland Indians baseball team lost at least 100 of 162 games four times between 1971 and 1991.

例如,1971年到1991年间,克里夫兰印第安人棒球队四次输掉了162场比赛中的100多场。

And at the end of the 1995 football season, the Browns moved to Baltimore in the state of Maryland. It was a heartbreaking moment for many Cleveland sports fans.

1995年,美式足球赛季结束时,布朗队搬到了马里兰州的巴尔的摩市。这对于克里夫兰体育迷来说是一个心碎的时刻。

A new team, with the old name, returned in 1999. But the new Browns have not been very good.

1999年,一支以布朗队命名的新球队回归。但这支布朗队表现得一直不太好。

But on Sunday night, when time ran out at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, the Cavaliers and all the fans could finally celebrate a championship.

然而周日晚上,当加州奥克兰市甲骨文球场的比赛结束时,骑士队和所有球迷终于可以庆祝夺冠了。

Andy Borowitz is a comedian from Cleveland. He wrote on Facebook, “any other Cleveland fans having trouble adjusting to having won something?”

Andy Borowitz是一名来自克里夫兰的喜剧演员。他在Facebook上写道,“还有没有克里夫兰球迷对获得冠军不太适应呢?”

That is because Cleveland fans are not used to celebrating sports championships.

这是因为克里夫兰球迷还不习惯突然庆祝体育赛事夺冠。

The victory fulfilled a promise that Cleveland’s star player, LeBron James, made to the city.

这场胜利实现了克里夫兰骑士队巨星勒布朗·詹姆斯(LeBron James)对这个城市许下的诺言。

James grew up close to Cleveland in the city of Akron, Ohio. He started his career with the Cavs. But he left Cleveland to play for the Miami Heat for four seasons starting in 2010. When James announced he would return to Cleveland in the summer of 2014, he said he would help the team win a championship.

詹姆斯在邻近克里夫兰的俄亥俄州阿克伦城长大。他在骑士队开始了自己的职业生涯。2010年,他离开骑士队在迈阿密热火队效力四个赛季。

And he did it.

2014年夏天,当詹姆斯宣布将重返克利夫兰骑士队时,他说会帮骑士队赢一次总冠军。

他做到了。

James also won the series' Most Valuable Player award.

詹姆斯还赢得了总决赛最有价值球员奖(FMVP)。

ESPN calculated there had been 146 sports seasons without a team from Cleveland winning the championship in baseball, football or basketball.

ESPN统计,从棒球、美式足球到篮球各大赛事中已有146个赛季没有听到克里夫兰球队夺冠的消息了。

That streak came to an end.

这一记录自此作古。

And the celebration is just beginning. The Cavs returned to Cleveland on Monday afternoon to get ready for a parade and a big party on Wednesday.

而庆祝的大幕才刚刚拉开。周一下午,骑士队回到克里夫兰为周三的游行和派对做准备。

Cleveland fans from all over the country celebrated a lifetime of waiting coming to an end.

美国各地的骑士队球迷庆祝着一生的夙愿终于实现。

In fact, along with the hashtag #NBAFinals and the names of the players trending on Twitter overnight, so was Cleveland.

其实,整晚推特上关于NBA总决赛及热门球员的话题都是骑士队。

One organization created a graphic showing three front pages from the Cleveland newspaper.

还有团体创建了一个图表,完美诠释了克里夫兰报纸的三版头条。

One, from 2010, showed James leaving, with the headline “Gone.” In 2014, it said “Home.” And on Monday morning it read “Believe It!”

第一个头版来自2010年,以标题“出走”暗示詹姆斯的离开。2014年的标题是“回家”。而周一早上的标题是“坚信!”