A hero's welcome fit for a King.
Thousands of Cleveland Cavaliers' fans packed into John Hopkins International Airport on Monday, waiting for the arrival of their 2016 NBA champions to touch down in The Land fresh off their Game 7 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night.
When the plane finally landed, out came Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love, who had a pro-wrestling championship belt draped over his shoulder. A shirtless J.R. Smith was followed by Kyrie Irving emerging next.
That set the stage for LeBron James to exit the plane with the league's Larry O'Brien championship trophy in his right hand — all while trolling Golden State with an Ultimate Warrior T-shirt on.
As if LeBron defeating the Warriors on the court wasn't enough, this ultimate troll move was the King saying checkmate off the court, too.
Check out the full glorious moment below.
"Cleve-land!" James yelled out to the crowd, which began to shower him with chants of "MVP, MVP!"
It was fitting that King James was rocking an Ultimate Warrior T-shirt for reasons other than to troll Stephen Curry and the Warriors, too.
That's because the Cavs were nothing short of ultimate warriors, becoming the first team in NBA Finals history to overcome a 1-3 deficit to win the title. In doing so, LeBron and his Cavs delivered Cleveland its first major sports championship in 52 years, with the 1964 Cleveland Browns being the last team to bring the city a major sports title.
If thousands of fans showed up at the airport just to greet their NBA title-winning squad, just imagine how they'll be ready to turn up Wednesday, when The Land shuts down for the Cavs' championship parade.
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