Retired Browns tackle Joe Thomas receives standing ovation, embrace from LeBron James

Retired Browns tackle Joe Thomas receives standing ovation, embrace from LeBron James
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Fans at Quicken Loans Arena gave Joe Thomas a proper send-off Monday night during the Cleveland Cavaliers game.

The newly-retired Cleveland Browns player received a standing ovation while being acknowledged for his contributions on and off the field during his career in Cleveland.

Thomas recently announced his retirement from profession football following 11 years in a Browns jersey.

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LeBron James, who embraced Thomas with bear-hug during the farewell ceremony at Monday night's game, posted a tribute on social media.

Thomas played 10,363 consecutive snaps and is considered one of the best lineman to ever play the game.

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