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Kobe, Shaq, other ex-NBA stars heap praises to Cavs, Lebron

04:19 PM June 20, 2016

LeBron James fulfilled his promise of bringing home the Larry O’Brien trophy to the city of Cleveland on Monday, overcoming a 3-1 series deficit in the NBA Finals to take Game 7 on the road against the defending champions, Golden State Warriors.

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The rest of the league bore witness to a thrilling back-and-forth affair that will stand the test of time, as two powerhouse teams left it all on the line in a game for the record books.

Shortly after the final buzzer, several players, legends, executives, and coaches took to social media to congratulate the Cavaliers on their first ever NBA title in franchise history.

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Recently retired Laker-superstar Kobe Bryant showed some love for the three-time NBA finals MVP, alongside his teammate Kyrie Irving, whose three point basket with 53 seconds left in regulation spelled doom for the Warriors.

TNT analyst and one-time Cavalier teammate Shaquille O’Neal gave props to the King as well, with a photo of the emotional James hugging his front court mate, Kevin Love.

Even the Dallas Mavericks’ outspoken owner and James’ former finals foe, Mark Cuban tweeted his appreciation to the franchise, particularly to his fellow owner, Dan Gilbert.

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