Just over 12 hours after the Cavaliers were crowned NBA champs, their plane arrived home in Cleveland and was greeted by a crowd of thousands.
But LeBron James, who resides about 25 minutes outside the city limits in Bath, Ohio, received a more personal welcome home.
After fulfilling his promise to win a championship for Northeast Ohio, hundreds of fans showed their support for the hometown hero by lining the streets outside James' home.
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On Idlebrook in Akron near Lebron's house, fans are lining the road, ready to welcome their champ home pic.twitter.com/SzF5cKvLht— Emily Bamforth (@EmilyMBamforth) June 20, 2016
My mom is actually hanging around outside Lebron's house in Akron right now. pic.twitter.com/tkZ1kKYcmo— Jonathan Cohen (@brainofjoacohen) June 20, 2016
Crowd in front of LeBron's house pic.twitter.com/6malqNQbiV— Jay (@_Jayy9_) June 20, 2016
When James arrived home, he opened the door of his vehicle and addressed the crowd waiting outside and reminded them of one small thing:
Now a three-time NBA champ and three-time Finals MVP, LeBron has transcended into one of the best players in NBA history. But according to James, he's still "just a kid from Akron, Ohio."