CLEVELAND, Ohio – Boston and Cleveland – equal in the number of NBA championships each city has won over the last 30 years – are different in so many ways in sports and otherwise.
Boston is bigger and older. Cleveland is less congested. Both have long sports histories.
Here’s a comparison of the two cities – from demographics to sports and more – in advance of Friday night’s Game 2 in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics.
Consider this an opportunity to boost your trivia knowledge to share when there are pauses in the action during the rest of the series.
– Rich Exner, cleveland.com
John Kuntz, cleveland.com; Assoicated Press
Mayflower II Issues
The Mayflower II arrives in Plymouth Harbor, in Plymouth, Mass., on June 6, 2016.
The Pilgrims arrived Plymouth, just outside of today’s Boston, in 1620.
A mere 176 years later, Moses Cleaveland’s surveying party reached what is now downtown Cleveland in 1796.
Case Western Reserve Universiy
Commencement in 2013 at Case Western Reserve University.
While the largest universities in Cleveland are Cleveland State (16,915 students) and Case Western Reserve (11,340), Boston has several large colleges in the city or immediately outside.
They include Boston University (32,158 students), Harvard (29,652), Northeastern (19,940), Boston College (14,354), UMass at Boston (17,030), Tufts (11,137) and MIT (11,331), among others.
Peggy Turbett, Plain Dealer