Donovan Mitchell is the new sports star in Cleveland because the Cavaliers made a successful business during the offseason with the Utah Jazz to acquire the three-time NBA All-Star.
The Cavs went 44-38 last season, so with Mitchell they could be seen as a potential contender in the Eastern Conference.
Thursday night, the Cleveland Browns host the Pittsburgh Steelers and Mitchell is in attendance.
His All-Star teammate Darius Garland is also present at the game.
The Browns entered the game with a 1-1 record after beating the Carolina Panthers in Week 1, but fell to the New York Jets in Week 2.
As for the Steelers, they are also 1-1.
They beat the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1 but lost to the New England Patriots in Week 2.
In 2022, the Cavs entered Garland and Jarrett Allen into the All-Star Game, while Mitchell did as well.
Therefore, they enter the new season with three All-Stars.
The Cavs haven’t made the NBA Playoffs since the 2018 season when they had LeBron James, so it’s a big deal that they were able to acquire such elite talent.
Mitchell has been a supporter of Ohio Sports since the trade and earlier in the month tweeted about Ohio State football.
The Cavs will play their first preseason game on October 5 in Philadelphia against the 76ers.
Meanwhile, they will play their first regular season game of the 2022-23 season on October 19 in Canada against the Toronto Raptors.