Watch Cavaliers fans go crazy as team plane lands in Cleveland
After making a pit stop in Las Vegas to celebrate winning the NBA championship, the Cavaliers returned to Cleveland on Monday afternoon and were greeted by thousands of fans awaiting their arrival.
An overwhelming crowd showed up for the championship celebration at the IX Center next to the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
Thousands of fans waiting near John Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland for the Cavs to step off the plane pic.twitter.com/bs3sm7FLDT— Cleveland SN (@SNCleveland) June 20, 2016
It was a surreal scene as fans cheered for the team as it exited the plane while confetti poured from the sky and Queen's "We are the Champions" blared over loudspeakers.
Each player took his time stepping off the plane, making sure to soak in the moment, with many capturing the scene on their phones.
LeBron James, who was sporting an Ultimate Warrior T-shirt and a Kermit drinking coffee hat, was one of the last players to make his way off the plane. The hometown hero screamed as he raised the Larry O'Brien Trophy while the crowd reacted with deafening "M-V-P" chants.
LeBron raises the trophy and screams at the Cleveland crowd from the plane steps https://t.co/sBG2eBLAe7— The Cauldron (ICYMI) (@CauldronICYMI) June 20, 2016