Cavaliers founder Nick Mileti presented with 2016 NBA Finals ring

Mileti had tears in his eyes when he received the ring

James Rapien
November 17, 2019 - 4:42 pm

CLEVELAND, OH – Cavaliers founder Nick Mileti was presented with a personalized 2016 NBA Finals championship ring at halftime of Sunday's game against the 76ers.

Mileti, 88, brought the Cavaliers to Cleveland in 1970. Mileti had tears in his eyes when Campy Russell gave him the ring. 

The Cavaliers had their inaugural Wall of Honor celebration prior to Sunday's game. The 2019 Class consists of Wayne Embry, Bill Fitch, John Johnson, Nick Mileti and John “Hot Rod” Williams. 

Every inductee was honored at halftime with a video tribute. You can watch video of Mileti receiving the championship ring at the top of this article.