Ric Flair cheers on the Cleveland Cavaliers
Hours before LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers take the court against the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair showed his support for James on his quest to bring Cleveland its first pro sports title in 51 years.
The 16-time World Champion, who will head to Quicken Loans Arena on June 11 for Game 4 of the series, told James that he wanted to see a sweep.
. @KingJames, win these first three games so when I come to Cleveland for game 4 it's the knock out punch. Make it happen! WOOOOO!— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) June 4, 2015
Like "The Nature Boy," James is no stranger to a big stage, with this marking his fifth consecutive appearance in the NBA Finals and sixth overall. But unlike Flair and his many World Heavyweight Championships, the 30-year-old has only added two Larry O'Brien Championship Trophies to his collection so far. And standing in the way of his third title will be the deadly "Splash Brothers," Golden State's lethal backcourt combo of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.
From the NFL's Indianapolis Colts to the NCAA's Hampton Pirates, teams in the championship hunt love to channel Flair on their chase for gold. As Flair loves to say, "To be the man, you've got to beat the man." Could his endorsement help end an infamous drought or provide bulletin board material for an already motivated Warriors squad?