LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers clean up at ESPYS
LeBron James was named the best male athlete, the best NBA player and also was awarded the ESPY for best championship performance for helping to navigate the Cavaliers to the franchise's first title.
One year after losing in six games to the Golden State Warriors in the 2014-15 Finals, James led the Cavaliers to an unprecedented comeback from a 3-1 series deficit against those same Warriors, as Cleveland ended the city's 52-year championship drought. In doing so, James became the first player to lead a full playoff series in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks.
His efforts won him a unanimous Finals MVP, too.
The Cavs were also named the best team and, after already making a few appearances front and center at Wednesday's show, James ceded the floor to teammates J.R. Smith, Tristan Thompson and Channing Frye, who each made sure to thank the city for its support.
James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love also accepted the award for best moment after making Cleveland a championship city for the first time in over 50 years.
Though the Cavs cleaned up at the ESPYS, the first award of the night went to a man who was on the other side of Cleveland's NBA Finals victory.
Warriors star Stephen Curry won the award for best record-breaking performance.