A few years ago the basketball scene looked bleak in Cleveland. Now they're sitting atop the NBA mountain. Believe it or not, getting the top player on the planet to come back can do wonders for you.
Oh, grabbing the No. 1 overall pick along with Kevin Love also helps.
But in addition to securing a roster that can compete with the monster squads out West, the Cavaliers have also established a winning chemistry that is unique at basketball's highest level.
The team hangs out at LeBron's house regularly (which has got to be sweet), soaks in hot tubs to celebrate being the last Eastern Conference team standing, attends Cleveland Indians World Series games to support their fellow athletes, and even puts together podcasts on the team plane that debate life's greatest mysteries.
If all this makes you yearn for your own squad, we suspect you're not alone. Guess we'll see if that chemistry remains intact when it's put to the test, once again, in this year's postseason.