LeBron James was completely overwhelmed with joy after winning the 2016 NBA Championship for his hometown of Cleveland. After the Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors on June 19, LeBron fell to his knees and wept! Click to watch!
Congratulations to LeBron James, 31, because he finally did it. He and the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Championship, putting away the Golden State Warriors in one of the most epic NBA Finals in history. Even LeBron couldn’t believe it, as he celebrated the victory with years of joy!
It was so dramatic. LeBron fell to his knees after the buzzer sounded on Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals on June 19. With the score 93-89, the Cavs had won their very first NBA title and LeBron couldn’t hold back his happiness. The 6’8 star player, arguably the greatest of all time, stained the floor of Oakland’s Oracle Arena with his tears before getting up to celebrate with the rest of his team.
Tyra Banks, 42, was equally moved by LeBron’s tears, who called his emotional display “beautiful.” Who can blame LeBron for crying? He and his team fought back from a 3-1 deficit to win the first NBA Championship for Cleveland and the first major championship since the 1964 Cleveland Browns won the Super Bowl, according to ESPN. In order to shut down the Dubs, LeBron planned to “start out strong” and “make an early statement,” an insider EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com. LeBron certainly made a statement, as he had his third 40+ point game in a row. When Game 7 ended, he had 47 points, 11 rebound and 11 assists. WOW.
Steph Curry, 28, and the rest of the Warriors tried to overcome the Cavs but they just couldn’t. The NBA’s 2016 MVP ended the night with 39 points, with Draymond Green scoring 47 and Klay Thompson, 26, nailing 42. It’s hard to believe those stats didn’t stop the Cavs, but Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving, 24, had a 43-point night, and J.R. Smith, 30, also scored 39.
After tonight, LeBron has a third Championship ring. In fact, it was LeBron’s championship bling (that he won with the Miami Heat) that help fired up his team going into Game 7. “He…showed his championships rings from Miami to his teammates,” an insider EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com, “and he has told them that it would look a lot better with a Cavs logo on it.” Well, LeBron, you got your ring. And that’s definitely something worth crying about.
Congratulations to the Cleveland Cavaliers for one of the most historic NBA Finals! HollywoodLifers, are you glad that LeBron brought the championship back to his home? Or were you rooting for the Warriors to go back-to-back.