Lebron James brings title home to Cleveland

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Monday, June 20, 2016
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James carries the NBA Championship trophy after arriving in Cleveland, Monday, June 20, 2016.
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James carries the NBA Championship trophy after arriving in Cleveland, Monday, June 20, 2016.

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James came home with the trophy he promised, and the championship Cleveland has coveted for 52 years.[br /][br /]The NBA superstar, born and raised in nearby Akron, stepped off a plane Monday and hoisted the shiny Larry O'Brien Trophy as more than 10,000 fans celebrated the city's first title since 1964.[br /][br /][twitter ID="744937782209052672" /][br /][br /]The Cavs overcame a 3-1 deficit to defeat the Golden State Warriors in seven games, ending Cleveland's title drought.[br /][br /]James, who was selected as the Finals' MVP, paraded the championship trophy around the parking lot so Cleveland fans could get a closer look to something they've waited a lifetime to see.[br /][br /][twitter ID="744936711755530241" /][br /][Ads /][br /]The Cavs stopped in Las Vegas early Monday morning after winning the title on the road over the Warriors in Oakland, California, on Sunday night.[br /][br /]Pictures posted on Twitter by the XS Las Vegas nightclub show LeBron James, Kevin Love and the rest of the team partying early Monday.[br /][br /]One picture shows Cavs guard Kyrie Irving posing near a cake shaped like the Larry O'Brien trophy, which goes to the NBA champion.[br /][br /][twitter ID="744947606451781632" /][br /][br /][b]RELATED: [url HREF="http://abc7news.com/sports/are-you-ready-for-game-7-of-the-2016-nba-finals/1390583/" TARGET="" REL=""]Here's a look at the defining moments of the 2016 NBA Finals[/url][/b][br /][br /][b]RELATED: [url HREF="http://abc7news.com/sports/giants-remind-warriors-that-every-other-year-aint-so-bad/1392906/" TARGET="" REL=""]Giants remind Warriors that 'every other year ain't so bad'[/url][/b][br /][br /]And we want to see your fan photos and videos! Tag them on [url HREF="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23DubsOn7&src=typd" TARGET="" REL=""]Twitter[/url], [url HREF="https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/dubson7/" TARGET="" REL=""]Instagram[/url], or [url HREF="https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=%23DubsOn7" TARGET="" REL=""]Facebook[/url] with #DubsOn7 and we may show them online or on TV![br /][br /][b]PHOTOS: [url HREF="http://abc7news.com/sports/photos-golden-state-warriors-make-history-with-73rd-win/1290272/" TARGET="" REL=""]Warriors make NBA history with 73rd regular season win[/url][/b][br /][post ID="1290272" /][br /][br /][b]PHOTOS: [url HREF="http://abc7news.com/sports/photos-golden-state-warriors-fans-2015-2016/561837/#gallery-1" TARGET="" REL=""]Dub Nation celebrates historic season [/url][/b][br /][post ID="561837" /]][br /][br /][b][url HREF="http://abc7news.com/warriors/" TARGET="" REL=""]CLICK HERE[/url] for full coverage on the Warriors. [/b]