With LeBron making fifth straight Finals trip, D-Wade leads the cheerleading
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.
Congrats to my brother @KingJames on 5 straight finals appearances... alot of people have no idea how tough that is.— DWade (@DwyaneWade) May 27, 2015
Congratulations to @KingJames and the Cavaliers! Hoping they can finally bring a pro sports championship to my home state after 51 yrs!— John Legend (@johnlegend) May 27, 2015
Hate it or love it, you gotta respect @KingJames for real. Dude is the truth. Let's see if Steph & co can close out next game.— OMAR EPPS (@omarepps) May 27, 2015
Congrats to the Cavaliers, Eastern Conference champions! Five straight Finals for @KingJames. A great accomplishment in any era.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) May 27, 2015
The Associated Press contributed to this report.