It’s been just barely a full week since the Cleveland Cavaliers came away with a hard-fought win over the Golden State Warriors to bring home the city’s first-ever NBA Championship and Finals MVP LeBron James has already made yet another permanent mark on his hometown.
The celebratory spirit that has engulfed the city of Cleveland has, of course, made its’ way over to LeBron’s birthplace of Akron and they’ve now paid homage to their homegrown NBA superstar in the most fitting way possible. The Akron Beacon Journal recently revealed that the city has officially renamed a street sign in LBJ’s honor. Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan proudly unveiled “King James Way” during a homecoming celebration for LeBron at Lock 3 Park on Thursday. “Every king has a kingdom and every kingdom must have roads,” the mayor said as he gave the massive crowd a first look at the sign.
LeBron was joined by nearly 30,000 fans and supporters as he returned home to Akron on Thursday to celebrate the Cavs 2015 NBA Championship victory in the place where it all started.