Twitter explodes as the Cleveland Cavaliers become NBA champions for the first time

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The Cleveland Cavaliers recorded the greatest upset in the history of the NBA Finals when they defeated the Golden State Warriors in game seven 93-89 to hoist the Larry O'Brien trophy for the very first time ever.

The Warriors were the defending champions and after recording a record-setting 73-wins during the regular season, it seemed all but certain they would go on to retain their title.

However, chinks in their previously impenetrable armour began to show. Stephen Curry went down with two different injuries during the opening rounds of the playoffs and he struggled to recapture his magical, unanimous MVP form as a result.

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The Oklahoma City Thunder came within a whisker of knocking them out in the Conference Finals only for the Warriors to rally back from 3-1 down just like the Cavaliers managed to last night.

Ultimately, it was LeBron James that was the major difference maker in proceedings and the unanimous Finals MVP produced logic-defying averages of 29.7 points, 8.9 assists, 11.3 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 2.3 blocks throughout the Finals.

Naturally, Twitter exploded last night in the wake of Cleveland's momentous triumph.

NBA legends and current players alike all weighed in on one of the most exciting climaxes to a Finals series ever and most offered their congratulations to King James and the Cavaliers for doing what many people thought was impossible.

Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Magic Johnson and even U.S President Barack Obama shared their thoughts on social media.

The President, an avid basketball fan, returned to Washington aboard Air Force One late Sunday as the game entered its final, tense minutes. He watched until the end and did not come down the stairs until moments after the Cavs won but all eyes were on LeBron and his Cleveland teammates anyway after managing such a historic feat.

LeBron's legacy

King James secured two NBA titles during his time with the Miami Heat from four trips to the NBA Finals. He initially departed the Cavs to go and fulfill a destiny many previously thought he couldn't do at the Q, however, he returned intent on hanging an inaugural championship banner in the Cleveland rafters and now he can say he has done that.

To almost single-handedly drive your hometown franchise to it's first ever NBA title is something that not many superstars will ever be able to say.

Cleveland were a draft lottery team in the four years he was gone and to have gone to the Finals during his previous tenure and to have returned there in the two years since he's been back, its a glaring testament to just how great he truly is.

As the unanimous Finals MVP, this one will taste really sweet for King James.

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