By Tom Withers
AP Sports Writer
CLEVELAND — LeBron James stepped off the plane and into a blizzard of red-and-gold confetti before hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy. It gleamed in the bright summer sun, a symbol of hope and history.
As promised, James brought home a championship, the one on hold the past 52 years.
“This is for you, Cleveland,” James shouted into a microphone.