Obviously, the evening was a major one for Mitchell, who came to Cleveland to prove a lot to himself, fans around the league, and the people of Ohio.
But when you look back at the celebration following the game, it’s not just Mitchell who is joyous.
The entire team got in on the act and was there to boost Mitchell up, cheer him on, and share in the happiness.
These @cavs love to celebrate each other's achievements.
— Bally Sports Cleveland (@BallySportsCLE) January 4, 2023
Veteran Cavs player Kevin Love spoke about the team’s brotherhood following the big game, saying, “It’s just who we are as a team.”
Love went on to say that the team loves to “celebrate each other” and that their closeness and camaraderie have created a strong, legitimate, and deep team culture.
He’s clearly not wrong, as the Cavaliers are now one of the most exciting and committed young teams in the league.
During big wins and tough losses, these guys seem to care about one another.
Some say that their culture is second to perhaps only the Boston Celtics,
That culture has become even closer and stronger since the addition of Mitchell in the summer.
It’s no surprise to see the Cavaliers surge now that Mitchell has come on board.
The team is currently the 4th in the East with a 25-14 record.
The team was getting very good last season but they are on a whole other level this season, mostly because of Mitchell but also because of the special bond that the Cavaliers have formed.