LeBron James dropped a triple double (27-11-11), and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors to win an NBA championship. King James was also named NBA Finals MVP.
Reports the Associated Press/NBA:
LeBron James, the kid from Akron raised by a single mother, brought the title home on Father’s Day.
As the final seconds ticked off on the giant scoreboard inside Quicken Loans Arena, 18,000 fans, some of them strangers when Sunday night began, cried, hugged, screamed and shared a moment many of them have spent a lifetime dreaming of.
With James leading the way and winning MVP honors, the Cavs became the first team in NBA history to overcome a 3-1 deficit in their victory over the Golden State Warriors.
At 10:37 p.m., Cleveland became a title town for the first time since Dec. 27, 1964, when the Browns won the NFL championship. There had been so many close calls in between, so much heartache.
On cue, Nike dropped a video honoring James bringing an NBA championship to Cleveland. Watch the “Believe” spot below.
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