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The Cleveland Cavaliers returned home on Monday afternoon to celebrate the city’s first championship in 52 years, and when Finals MVP LeBron James emerged from the team plane, Larry O’Brien trophy in hand, he wore a T-shirt that, less than 24 hours after beating the Golden State Warriors, seemed a little too coincidental.
James – last off the plane – wore a shirt emblazoned with the words “Ultimate Warrior.”
The Ultimate Warrior, of course, is the name of a former wrestling star. But considering the Cavaliers’ opponent in the Finals, something tells us there is probably a bigger meaning for James. It should be noted, too, that James’ hat features the popular trolling meme Kermit the Frog drinking tea.
Considering that James has been known for his subliminal messages, curiously passive-aggressive quotes, pointed tweets, and an overall sense of calculation with regard to how the outside world views him, these sartorial choices feel like a message to the Finals runners-up.
That, or he’s just a massive WWE fan.