Travis and Jason Kelce get standing ovation before Cavaliers-Celtics game as Cleveland Heights natives are toasted in their return home after the elder brother’s retirement from Eagles


Travis and Jason Kelce were met with a standing ovation at the Cavaliers’ Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse as they were honored by their hometown team on Tuesday night.


Jason announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday while his younger brother Travis is fresh off of his third Super Bowl win with the Chiefs last month.

And the brothers were cheered on by the crowd after a tribute video was shown for Jason, with the Eagles great holding up a Cleveland Heights T-shirt and Travis holding up a framed No. 62 Cavs jersey with ‘Kelce’ on it.

The brothers are Cleveland Heights, Ohio natives and lifelong fans of their hometown Cavaliers, who beat the Celtics 105-104 on Tuesday.

They both wore customized black Cavs jerseys with their respective jersey numbers on them as the crowd went wild behind their courtside seats.

Jason Kelce and Travis Kelce are honored during the game between the Cavs and Celtics

Travis proudly held up a framed No. 62 Cavs jersey in other of his brother Jason

The Cavs also gave away bobbleheads of them on Tuesday night, while also selling exclusive Kelce/Cavs merchandise to benefit local schools.

In a nearly two-minute long video dedicated to Jason, the Cavs included footage spanning from his childhood to his pro NFL career.

The montage also featured voiceover from his brother Travis, who said, ‘All he knew is that he was going to work hard and give it his best.

‘And sure enough I was sitting there taking notes, watching him do it.’

In another clip, the brothers could be seen chugging beers courtside, while Travis greeted Cavs star Donovan Mitchell at a different point in the game.

The brothers were also gifted with the team’s golden ball.

Earlier in the night, the NBA revealed their Kelce brother bobbleheads, which feature the siblings in black Cavs jerseys and their respective NFL jersey numbers – 87 for Travis and 62 for Jason.

On Monday, Jason beautifully summed up his career in a 45-minute retirement speech.