The Cleveland Cavaliers have captured Cleveland's first major sports title in 52 years, thanks to an epic 93-89 Game 7 win over the Golden State Warriors on the road. The Cavaliers won three straight games after facing elimination to capture the title.
Social media reaction focused on the end of Cleveland's title drought, NBA Finals MVP LeBron James' carrying the team to the title and the Cavs' comeback from down 3-1 to win it all.
Here's a sampling from around the NBA:
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
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
This DUDE Lebron got 1 for Cleveland. Whoooooaaa. Will never type another thing bad bout Lebron!— Brandon Jennings (@thinkiminthe90s) June 20, 2016
Lebron just took his league back— Trevor Booker (@35_Fitz) June 20, 2016
Best player of our generation. Hate it or love it.— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) June 20, 2016
Cavs/ Warriors you guys gave us basketball fans a series for the ages.. Respect to both teams!!— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) June 20, 2016
President Obama sent his congratulations after the game, which he watched from Air Force One on the runway at Joint Andrews Base following a trip from California.
Naturally, the other Cleveland teams, including the Lake Erie Monsters, a minor league hockey team that just won its league title, offered congratulations on Twitter:
Thank you @CAVS for bringing so much joy & light back to my city that's been overshadowed with some much heartache & darkness.— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) June 20, 2016
A number of Cleveland-based celebrities, who were long waiting for a major sports title, expressed their joy over the Cavs' win:
CHAMPIONS!!!! From CLEVELAND!!! #CAVS Thank you thank you thank you!!!!! ❤️🙏🏻🍾— Drew Carey (@DrewFromTV) June 20, 2016
Meanwhile, Dennis Rodman congratulated the Cavs for winning but still asserted his Chicago Bulls' team was the best ever.
Social media was buzzing throughout the game, but LeBron's blocked shot late in a tie game really got everyone talking:
That might be the best block ever!!!!— Nick Johnson (@iamnjohn13) June 20, 2016
Daaaaaaamn Daniel. What a block 👀— Ricky Rubio (@rickyrubio9) June 20, 2016
OMG that block was crazy— Isaiah Thomas (@Isaiah_Thomas) June 20, 2016
Finally, while the Warriors were gracious in defeat, the Carolina Panthers brought a little levity to the situation:
Congrats to the @cavs and the City of Cleveland. One heck of a series.— GoldenStateWarriors (@warriors) June 20, 2016
.@warriors We know how you feel, friend. First round is on us.— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) June 20, 2016