The Cleveland Cavaliers honored Channing Frye in what his second to last NBA game before calling it a career and retiring.
Fan favorite Channing Frye was honored before and during Sunday’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs. The Cavaliers Twitter account made some notable changes. First off replacing their normal logo with a picture of Channing Frye on their social media accounts. The header is currently a picture of Frye during the Championship Parade after wining the 2016 NBA Finals. This was just the beginning.
The Cavaliers came out with the name “Channing” on the back of their warmups.
Cleveland gave Channing Frye the start over Kevin Love. Love is still dealing with shoulder soreness and only played a handful of minutes in the contest.
Channing Frye scored the first bucket of the game for the Cavaliers and in the process made some history. Frye became the 36th player in NBA history with 4,000 rebounds and 1,000 made three-pointers.
Speaking of Love, when he came in off the bench he had a tribute of his own. Under his warmup was Channing Frye’s college jersey from when he attended Arizona.
Richard Jefferson was also in attendance for the game. Jefferson and Love had a gift they gave to Frye. A picture of Frye carrying both Jefferson and Love.
As the game was winding down some of his teammates playfully tackled Frye.
Kevin Love later spoke about wearing Channing Frye’s Arizona Wildcats jersey.
Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson stated that without Channing Frye that he was not sure they would win their NBA Championship.
In “A Moment with Channing”, Channing Frye stated that he wanted to retire in Cleveland.
There is one more game left in the season and in the career of Channing Frye. Tuesday’s contest with the Charlotte Hornets.