Cleveland Cavaliers fans might have felt like that 2016 NBA championship was never going to happen at all. When LeBron James left the team back in 2010 for the Miami Heat it broke a city’s heart. Fans burned his jersey, cried and expressed their new found hatred for the then ex local superstar.
LeBron James was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. James played high school basketball and the city of Cleveland accepted James as one of their own. LeBron was the number one pick in the 2003 NBA draft and selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
LeBron James “The King” Returns:
Things changed in 2015 when James returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers and promised to deliver a championship to the city. LeBron James just made good on that promise.
One of the biggest stories now is that King James made good on his promise after returning to Cleveland and delivered an NBA Championship to a city that has not had a champion for 52 years.
Against All Odds:
In what goes down as one of the greatest game sevens in NBA history. The Cleveland Cavaliers have defied all odds and came back from a 3-1 deficit to defeat the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.
LeBron James did something only 2 other players in NBA history were ever able to accomplish in a game seven. He posted a triple-double with 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. James added 3 blocks to his effort including a crucial, crowd silencing block with under 2 mins left in the game.
At the end is was LeBron’s running mate, Kyrie Irving who hit the go ahead 3 pointer to win the game. The Golden State Warriors end a historic 73-9 season with a loss in the NBA finals.