After a hard-fought seven-game series, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers bested Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA championship on Sunday night, bringing a pro sports title home to northern Ohio for the first time since 1964.
It's over, Cleveland. It's really over.— ESPN (@espn) June 20, 2016
The city has its first major title in 52 yrs. Time to party like it's 1964! pic.twitter.com/b5OVp03Rhf
The contentious finals series sparked social media chatter with every game, but the Cavs’ victory brought Cleveland-born celebs out of the woodwork to celebrate their city ending its long-running championship drought.
“CHAMPIONS!!!! From CLEVELAND!!!” tweeted Price is Right host Drew Carey, who famously announced that “Cleveland Rocks” in the theme song of his self-titled sitcom. “#CAVS Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!”
CHAMPIONS!!!! From CLEVELAND!!! #CAVS Thank you thank you thank you!!!!! ❤️🙏🏻🍾— Drew Carey (@DrewFromTV) June 20, 2016
Carey’s fellow TV host and Forest City native Arsenio Hall celebrated the end of the city’s championship drought, tweeting simply, “The monkey's off. #Believeland.”
“Congrats @cavs!” tweeted Cleveland-born Parenthood star Monica Potter. “Way to pull through and grab the title! Ohio is beyond proud!!!! #cavs #champs #ohio #basketball.”
The Odd Couple star Yvette Nicole Brown also tweeted her congrats to James -- who was unanimously named the NBA Finals MVP after the victory -- and her hometown team.
“Way to go @KingJames,” Brown wrote. “As you said in your letter to our hometown "Nothing is given to you in Northeast OH. Everything is EARNED" #BelieveLand.”
Saturday Night Live star Vanessa Bayer shared her hopes for the Cavs earlier in the day, sharing a picture with the “two most important men in my life,” her father and James, with whom she co-starred in Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck.
The championship even brought out one of Twitter’s most reclusive celebs, Jay Z, who tweeted congrats to both teams.
“Wow. One of the best finals ever,” wrote the rapper. “So proud of King James. Salute Warriors Happy Father's Day to all.”
Wow. One of the best finals ever. So proud of King James. Salute Warriors Happy Father's Day to all.— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) June 20, 2016
Check out tweets from other stars below:
Lebron did it. Everybody be quiet.— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) June 20, 2016
CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAVS!!!— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) June 20, 2016
watch me go off off off!!!!!! Kongrats to da King and da BOYZ!!!!— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) June 20, 2016
KING JAMES!!!!!!!— jurnee smollett (@jurneesmollett) June 20, 2016
CAAAAAVVVVVVS!!!!!! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾— Damon Wayans Yunior? (@wayansjr) June 20, 2016
LeBron James with this championship sealed his legacy as one of the five greatest players to ever play this game!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) June 20, 2016
LeBron James delivered on his promise to bring a championship to Cleveland, now if he decides to leave nobody can be mad at him.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) June 20, 2016
Anyone who does for any city what LeBron just did for his deserves nothing but admiration. LeBron James is the best.— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) June 20, 2016
Congratulations to the Cavs for an amazing season and to the Internet for what I imagine will be a Smörgåsbord of Lebron crying memes.— Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) June 20, 2016