There always was plenty of excitement and energy around this year’s intro video for the Cleveland Cavaliers — and now the leaders behind the video have taken home some local recognition.
The Cavaliers’ in-house QTV production team won in the Best Promotion of Program Sports category at the Lower Great Lakes Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy Awards. The 44th annual event took place at Windows on the River on Saturday night.
The video open features Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly’s “Invincible” song with fire in the video matching fire emerging from the Quicken Loans Arena scoreboard. Clips of MGK singing and huddling with the players were meshed together with constantly updated highlights during the season.
Fans still can watch the video online at Cavs.com.
The team also was nominated this year at the local Emmy Awards in the category of Best Sports Program for “Access Cavaliers.” The specific episode that was nominated provided an inside look of the in-game video open, training camp and more.
Previously, the Cavaliers received Emmy Awards related to their in-game video open in 2006, 2010 and 2011.
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