NBA Championship Winners Cleveland Cavaliers

 Cleveland Cavaliers win NBA Championship

It’s another NBA Championship for LeBron James and a much awaited victory which Cleveland Cavaliers fans have longed for since 1964.

And this is how it had to go down: James leading the Cavaliers back from a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals to beat the Golden State Warriors, the team that won an NBA-record 73 regular-season games, on the road for the NBA championship.

It was the only way.

James scored 27 points, collected 11 rebounds, delivered 11 assists, blocked three shots and had two steals – his seventh Finals triple-double – as the Cavaliers defeated the Warriors 93-89 in Game 7 on Sunday.

Cleveland celebrates NBA Championship

James was named Finals MVP for the third time in his career.

“I’m home. I’m home,” James said. “This is what I came back for. I’m at a loss for words. This is unbelievable. It doesn’t feel real right now.”

Cavs win NBA Championship in thrilling Game 7

LeBron James NBA Championship Trivia:

#1 overall pick in the NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers out of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. At a 31 March press conference, James had verbally committed to play college basketball at Maryland. (26 June 2003)

Had posters of Allen Iverson, Tracy McGrady, Magic Johnson, Anfernee ‘Penny’ Hardaway, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and himself on the walls of the apartment he shared with his mother.

His mother used her son’s future earning power to get a bank loan to buy an $80,000 Hummer H2 for his 18th birthday, prompting an investigation by the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA). Under the OHSAA guidelines, no amateur may accept any gift valued over $100 as a reward for athletic performance. When James later accepted two jerseys from a Cleveland sports store worth $845 in exchange for him posing for pictures to be displayed on its walls, the OHSAA stripped him of his eligibility. James appealed, and a judge blocked the ruling, reducing the penalty to a two-game suspension, allowing the phenom to play the remainder of the season (February 2003)

While he was in high school at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, NBA superstars, such as Shaquille O’Neal, were in attendance for his games. A few of his games were even televised nationally on ESPN2.

Won Olympic Bronze Medal for USA in 2004 (Basketball)

His favorite film of all time is Friday (1995).

On Forbes’ 2006 Richest Young Celebrities List, it is reported he earned $22.5 million in 2005. He was the top earner on the list at age 21.

Children, with fiancée and high school sweetheart Savannah Brinson James: sons LeBron James Jr. (b. October 6, 2004) and Bryce James (aka Bryce Maximus James) (b. June 14, 2007 at 8 lb. 6 oz. & 21 in. long).

Is an only child.

In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year to be $27 million.

Won Olympic Gold Medal for USA in 2012 (Basketball).

Signed a lifetime contract with Nike Nov 2011.

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