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LeBron inspired Cavs win NBA championship after 52-year drought

LeBron inspired Cavs win NBA championship after 52-year drought

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Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night made basketball history after beating the Golden State Warriors 93 to 89 in the deciding NBA finals.

It is the first major championship won by the Cavs since 1964.

In remarkable performance, Cleveland’s Lebron James almost single-handedly helped the team win their first NBA title following an improbable comeback from 3-1 down in the 7 match series.

No team has ever turned over such a deficit.

The result was a huge disappointment for the Warriors, and their talisman Stephen Curry, who had gone into the game looking to their second consecutive championship.

James finished with stunning 27 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds, delivering on his promise two years ago to bring the championship back to his native Ohio.

He was aptly named the finals MVP in a vote the NBA Commissioner said was unanimous.

James returned to his hometown team in 2014 after a split and joined the Miami Heat where he won two titles.

He decided to return to the Cavs in 2014 hoping to end the title drought for Cleveland.

Euronews

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