Cavs players arrive back in Cleveland to hero's welcome - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Cavs players arrive back in Cleveland to hero's welcome

Trophy brought home to Cleveland (Source: WOIO) Trophy brought home to Cleveland (Source: WOIO)
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Cleveland Cavaliers fans waited in long lines and some walked nearly a mile just to "witness" the return of their championship team.

After about an hour of waiting, the team's Delta Airlines plane taxied through two massive streams of water being sprayed by two fire trucks as they entered Atlantic Aviation. Airport officials were giving the team a high honor by creating an arc of water to drive through.

Just minutes later came the moment fans had been waiting for. The players that brought home a championship for Cleveland for the first time in half a century emerged from the plane.

J.R Smith was one of the first, pausing, shirtless for shouting fans.

Kevin Love looked like someone who had just won a UFC or WWE match with a world champion belt hanging over his shoulder.

Then, something Cleveland fans will remember, undoubtedly, for a long time, Lebron James hugging the trophy and running around the parking lot showing the shiny piece of hardware to fans on the other side of a chain linked fence.

There were cheers, screams and lots of tears too. As one fan we talked to said, "I'm crying happy man tears."

MOREI came back to bring a championship to our city, LeBron James

             Irving delivered the biggest shot of his career

             Fans line up see the Cavs arrive

             VIDEO: Tears, cheers from CLD19 anchors as game ends

             CPD officer hit by car, fire truck overrun with fans

             Cavs fans celebrate NBA Championship

             Cavalier championship parade will take place Wednesday

             'It doesn't feel real', says fan about championship win

             Akron mayor congratulates the city's hometown hero 

Follow Cleveland 19 News:  

Download the Cleveland 19 News app

Copyright 2016 WOIO. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly