With LeBron making fifth straight Finals trip, D-Wade leads the cheerleading

Published May. 27, 2015 9:07 a.m. ET

Making his fifth straight visit to the Finals, LeBron James has a chance to win a title that would put him in a class by himself. Other players have won more championships, but none has ever done it for his ring-starved home region.

When he announced his return last summer, James talked about ending a championship dryspell that has linked generations. He has a chance to turn Cleveland, a city that has taken its fair share of knocks over the years, into a title town.

And that has not only stars from Cleveland cheering him on, but fans from all over —€” none bigger than his old Heat teammate Dwyane Wade.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.