Let’s go!!!! pic.twitter.com/1vuBXVOgxi
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) October 7, 2016
LeBron James wasn’t always a die-hard Cleveland Indians supporter, but in the aftermath of bringing an elusive professional sports title to the city, it appears that he is ready to fully embrace Cleveland’s baseball team. Prior to Game 2 against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday evening, James and a few additional members of the Cavaliers took to the field to generate some excitement, and it was the city’s resident sports hero that grabbed the microphone.
Because the stadium audio isn’t exactly clear in this format, James’ comments were as follows:
“You guys are unbelievable. Cleveland, let me hear you! On behalf of myself and my teammates right here, we are here for these guys over here.”
Following that, he turned his attention to the Indians dugout to continue his inspirational message:
“Just like you guys were behind our back in our championship run, we all have to rally together for Game 1 for their championship run tonight for Game 2. Always believe something. It is always us against the world. It is always us against the world. Cleveland against the world! Let’s go!”
James was flanked at the game by the likes of Tristan Thompson, Kevin Love, James Jones, Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye, but this moment certainly centered around the reigning NBA Finals MVP. After the Indians zoomed ahead of the Red Sox with a strong start, LeBron and company were also photographed celebrating in a luxury box high atop the field:
LeBron and his teammates have greatly enjoyed the victory tour after claiming the NBA title in June, but on this occasion, he was simply a (very famous) fan that happened to have the opportunity to take the mic for an inspirational message.