LeBron James explains his decision to wear 'Ultimate Warrior' t-shirt

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LeBron James produced a simply wonderful one-man performance during the finals to drag the Cleveland Cavaliers out of a hole against the Golden State Warriors.

Coming back from 3-1 down, the King inspired his teammates to the greatest comeback in history as the Cavaliers ended the city of Cleveland's long wait for success.

Following the game seven victory at the Oracle Arena and subsequent celebrations in Las Vegas, the forward was accused of poking fun at the Warriors by wearing an 'Ultimate Warrior' t-shirt upon returning to Ohio.

Of course, it was all good fun, but the 31-year-old has moved to insist he did not mean to troll anybody involved with the Western Conference champions and it was just a coincidence.

The three-time finals MVP said: "Well, it’s funny, because my wife bought ... she asked me who are my favorite wrestlers of all-time, and I told her, 'Sting, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Ultimate Warrior, The Undertaker, and Ric Flair.' Those are some of my favorite guys ever growing up.

"So, one day I get home from practice, and there's these t-shirts laying in my bedroom, and my wife purchased them from a store.

"So, throughout the whole playoffs, I was kind of -- you guys might remember, one time, I had the Undertaker shirt on -- so I packed them all throughout the playoffs. And the shirt that I had on to come home in, I wore in Vegas, and my teammates sprayed me with champagne, and it got soaking wet, so I had to throw it in the trash.

"And the only other shirt I had in my bag was my 'Ultimate Warrior' t-shirt. That was the only one because all our bags are underneath the plane. So the only one I had was the 'Ultimate Warrior' t-shirt that was packed in my travel luggage.

"And that’s what I put on. You can ask any one of my teammates. No one believes — everybody thinks it was set up that way, but it really wasn’t. But It kind of worked out that way."

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