Finally... The Land had a chance to celebrate a major sports championship for the first time in 52 years.
And LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers shut down the city Wednesday with an estimated 1.3 million fans flooding into downtown Cleveland for their NBA championship parade and rally.
After an amazing parade down the streets of The Land, the celebration culminated with Pro Football Hall of Famer and Cleveland Browns' legend Jim Brown handing the NBA championship trophy to King James. From one King to another.
Right before that, LeBron spent nearly 20 minutes thanking each teammate, including Kyrie Irving, who hit what turned out to being the winning shot of Game 7 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night.
He also thanked Kevin Love, while roasting Stephen Curry at the same damn time.
After he finished thanking all of his teammates, LeBron said he's nothing without the people of Ohio and to "get ready for next year," further leading Cavs' fans to believe that he won't entertain free agency and that he's keeping his crown in The Land.
The memorable ceremony also included a still-shirtless J.R. Smith.
And Love still doing his best WWE pro-wrestler impersonation.
The on-stage rally and ceremony followed a raucous championship parade celebration, with King James and his Cavs being showered with love by the fans.
While King James soaked in the moment, leave it to J.R. to turn up.
Kyrie went shirtless, too.
Hey, the Cavs became the first squad in NBA Finals history to come back from a 3-1 deficit to win the title, so they can do anything they want to.
BET Sports News — Get the latest news and information about African-Americans in sports, including weekly recaps, celebrity news and photos of your favorite Black athletes.
(Photo: AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
TRENDING IN NEWS