As an estimated 1.3 million fans took over downtown Cleveland to check out the Cavaliers’ championship parade, the first for the city in 52 years, many of them perched themselves atop high-rise buildings and in precarious positions to get a look at the action.
Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly captured the attention of thousands as he jumped from a moving bus onto an overhanging traffic light and hung onto it for quite a while.
Other supporters seemed pretty satisfied sitting wherever they got a place.
Clocking in at 220 pounds and 6’6”, Cavs player J.R. Smith stood on the roof of a car that certainly didn’t seem like it was equipped to carry that kind of weight. Scores of people surrounded him as he stood there shirtless with his hands spread out in the air.
I enjoyed J.R. Smith surfing on top of a car like Teen Wolf. pic.twitter.com/IzRHpAbgpO— Dan Devine (@YourManDevine) June 22, 2016
The other Cavaliers supporters pulled off some "American Ninja Warrior" stunts as they hung out on top of a building, with their legs dangling down.
Another two rather enthusiastic fans stuck out of a tree to get a good view of the parade.
didn’t notice the tree dudes at first pic.twitter.com/wyf2mrntcU— James Herbert (@outsidethenba) June 22, 2016
Other fans hung out on the side of a garage.
There are no words. pic.twitter.com/xrO1mZmWqq— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) June 22, 2016
Here’s how people on Twitter reacted to the event.
Over 2 million fans in Cleveland for the Cavaliers parade ???? pic.twitter.com/R3IKJYqLkU— Athletes Desire (@AthIetesDesire) June 22, 2016
Since no one in Cleveland has jobs the entire city will be attending today's Cavs Parade.— Fake SportsCenter (@FakeSportsCentr) June 22, 2016
the championship parade in cleveland won’t affect rush hour traffic tomorrow because no one there is employed. #tosh— daniel tosh (@danieltosh) June 22, 2016
Unfortunately, it wasn't all celebration in Cleveland. After the rally, a 13-year-old was reportedly shot in the leg by a 15-year-old suspect, who was taken into custody. Police are searching for another suspect.
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