The shade is REAL! Hours after winning the NBA Championship, LeBron James arrived back in Cleveland and seemed to be sending a major message to Stephen Curry & the Warriors with his ensemble. Check it out here!
LeBron James, 31, is basking in the glorious moment of winning an NBA Championship for his hometown of Cleveland Ohio…and he doesn’t mind dissing Stephen Curry, 27, in the process. He actually threw shade at the Warriors program as a whole by wearing an ‘Ultimate Warrior’ t-shirt and hat featuring Kermit the Frog ‘sipping tea’ for his arrival back in Cleveland. LOL!
Without saying anything at all, LeBron made his message clear: HE is the ultimate warrior after beating the talented team from Golden State! The Cavaliers’ forward has been slammed for not being able to deliver on winning a title for Cleveland, but he’s making sure the haters are all eating their words now by rockin’ an image of Kermit ‘sipping the tea’ (or throwing subtle shade) on his hat. TOO GOOD!
LeBron and his teammates arrived back in Cleveland on June 20, and were greeted by a massive crowd of fans at the airport, where they proudly showed off their trophy for all to see. It was quite a moment, as the team’s big win on June 19 marked Cleveland’s first NBA Championship in franchise history, and it’s been a long time coming!
The Cavs had to win three tough games in a row to get this title, and Game 7 was an absolute nail biter down to the last seconds. The teams were tied at 89 in the final minute when Kyrie Irving hit an epic three to put Cleveland ahead 92-89. A free throw from LeBron with 10 seconds left made it a two possession game, and when the Warriors couldn’t put up another point, the away team came out on top 93-89.
Obviously, it was an incredibly emotional night for the 31-year-old: After the final buzzer went off, he dropped to the floor and was in tears over the outcome (happy tears, of course). What a night for Cleveland!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of LeBron wearing this outfit? Do you think he’s mocking Steph and the Warriors?