LeBron James Receives Standing Ovation From Cavaliers Fans During Game 4

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James looks at his wife Savannah while seated courtside at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James looks at his wife Savannah while seated courtside at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. / David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was back in Cleveland on Monday, sitting courtside at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse to take in Game 4 of the Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Eastern Conference semifinal series.

The crowd in Cleveland showed James plenty of love, and even gave him and his wife Savannah a standing ovation while a highlight package was played on the jumbotron during a TV timeout in the first quarter.

James tried to keep a straight face as he blew several kisses and waved at the adoring Cavaliers fan base that he played in front of at the start of his career from 2003 to 2010, and again from '14 to '18.

"Cavalier fans, welcome back to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, from St. Vincent-St. Mary's High School, in Akron, Ohio. No. 23, LeBron James!" shouted the stadium's PA announcer, while the broadcast panned to the Cavs' 2016 NBA championship banner.

Although it's been six years since James last suited up for the franchise, it's clear there's still plenty of love for the 39-year-old in his home state.


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