LeBron James' perfect prank leaves Cleveland Cavaliers rookies red-faced

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LeBron James returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers home court this week for the first time since his second coming, appearing at the Cavs' Wine & Gold open scrimmage.

And as the clear head figure of the revitalized franchise he took the opportunity to teach a couple of the team's new rookies a lesson about what it means to be in the pros - executing this perfect prank as the Cavaliers prepared to run out onto the court.

The rookies in question, Joe Harris and Alex Kirk, clearly had no idea what was going on behind them as they ran out onto the court a little ahead of schedule, and the look on Kirk's face in particular is priceless - a mixture of bemusement and embarrassment.

And thanks to the Akron Beacon Journal's Jason Lloyd we now know that LeBron James was behind their pain.

Per Lloyd's report:

"Rookies Joe Harris and Alex Kirk entered the court a little early prior to the Cavs' Wine & Gold scrimmage on Oct. 1. They were pranked by LeBron James, who told them to lead the team onto the floor, but then held back everyone else."

LeBron is clearly pretty relaxed now that he's back in his home town.

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Cavaliers scrimmage

Once the shenanigans were out of the way a packed out Quicken Loans Arena got their first real look at the upgraded Cleveland roster - with summer arrivals Kevin Love, LeBron James and Mike Miller all helping the team put on a show alongside the likes of Kyrie Irving.

And by the looks of this vine at least it seems that that Irving-LeBron link up is going along nicely.

James finished the game with 13 points whilst Kevin Love managed to grab six rebounds and LeBron's former teammate at the Miami Heat, Mike Miller, introduced his expert distance shooting to his new fan base.

Whether the likes of Harris and Kirk get near the court this season remains to be seen but at least they have shared one famous moment with LeBron already this year.

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