The Cleveland Cavaliers just did the unthinkable, overcoming a 3-1 series deficit to become the first team in NBA history to win the title despite being on the receiving end of that score. They also stopped a city’s 52-year championship drought and gave the franchise its first ever championship.
The odds could not have been any bigger than what they faced. Golden State was primed to complete their perfect season, but LeBron James channeled his dark side, the persona that the rest of the league prayed to remain asleep inside of him. But here they are at the top of the basketball world, and the rest have taken notice to their accomplishment for the ages.
Here’s how some NBA personalities reacted on Twitter:
LeBron James’ former boss in Mickey Arison sends his greetings.
— Micky Arison (@MickyArison) June 20, 2016
Chris Bosh appreciates his former teammate’s accomplishment and how big this means to the city of Cleveland.
From one great to another, Magic Johnson chimes in on the LeBron James’ push.
LeBron James took this series over in the last 3 games, like the great ones do and brought the championship home to Ohio!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) June 20, 2016
There’s an extra sweetness when it comes from a former rival.
Wow But I told u guys congrats to Cavs one of the best series ever Cavs 1st team Nba history down 3-1 to win 1-32
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) June 20, 2016
Someone got converted.
This DUDE Lebron got 1 for Cleveland. Whoooooaaa. Will never type another thing bad bout Lebron!
— Brandon Jennings (@thinkiminthe90s) June 20, 2016
Shawn Marion sends some love to his former running mates.
— Shawn Marion (@matrix31) June 20, 2016
Cleveland and NFL legend Jim Brown knows what it feels like to win one for #TheLand.
— Jim Brown (@JimBrownNFL32) June 20, 2016
A Cavs legend feels vindicated.
That block has to be a signature play of LeBron's career.. That was incredible
— Larry Nance Jr (@Larrydn22) June 20, 2016
One time Cavs big Shaquille O’Neal shared a potential viral face.
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) June 20, 2016
Damian Lillard sends it short but strong.
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) June 20, 2016
This beast might just be a future thorn on the Cavs’ side.
— Andre Drummond (@AndreDrummondd) June 20, 2016
You recall the “Cavs for Mavs” days?
amazing. Congrats to the city of Cleveland and my friend @cavsdan !!!
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) June 20, 2016
A friend of LeBron James and a former Cavs shooter sends his props.
— Mike Miller (@MikeMiller_13) June 20, 2016
Kenneth Faried with a shout out to his boys.
— Kenneth Faried (@KennethFaried35) June 20, 2016
A Canton native has an idea of how crazy it’s going to be when the parties start.
Cleveland about to be litttttt . Y'all be safe #330
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) June 20, 2016
One of the best winners in recent memory pays respect to today’s champions.
Amazing series for a fantastic season. Love this game!!
LBJ MVP without doubt, but Kyrie had some ridiculous moments.
— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) June 20, 2016