Fans in Canton form long lines to meet Cavs’ Dellavedova

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Thousands of people waited in long lines to get an autograph from and a photo with Cleveland Cavaliers backup point guard Matthew Dellavedova after the fan favorite posted on social media that he’d be showing up at a juice store near Canton.

The Repository in Canton reports ( ) that some people got in line at a Jackson Township shopping center Thursday more than three hours before the time that Dellavedova said he’d be arriving.

Dellavedova was a key contributor off the bench for the Cavaliers during the regular season and for some of the postseason as the team staged a historic comeback in the NBA finals to capture Cleveland’s first major sports championship in 52 years.

The Australia native signed autographs and posed with fans for more than an hour.