CLEVELAND — The “Championship Torch” has officially been passed on. Cleveland Browns legend and 1964 NFL Champion Jim Brown handed off the Larry O’Brien trophy to Cavaliers superstar and NBA Finals MVP LeBron James to complete that passing of the last Cleveland championship and the latest one.
LeBron James was the last player to address the crowd at the Rally in Mall B.
“What’s going on right now is so surreal,” James said to the crowd that was gathered and to those watching around the world on television.
James thanked the crowd who gathered and cheered for them throughout the parade and quickly addressed the crowd saying, “You guys should be thanking all the guys up here to be honest.”
James went on to talk about each player on the roster and what they meant to the championship run. He ended his long speech saying to the fan that “I’m nothing without y’all. I love all ya’all. Let’s get ready for next year.”
Before the parade touched off, LeBron told several members of the media that he wants to stay in Cleveland and has no intentions of leaving. James was voted unanimous MVP of the NBA Finals after averaging 29 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists.
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) June 22, 2016