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Was LeBron throwing shade at the Warriors?

LeBron James sported an “Ultimate Warrior” shirt upon his return to Cleveland. J.R. Smith (right) seemed to have lost his. Jason Miller/Getty Images/Getty Images

It took an “Ultimate Warrior” to beat the Warriors in the NBA Finals, at least according to the shirt LeBron James was sporting when he returned to Cleveland with the city’s first major pro sports championship since 1964.

The shirt featured wrestler The Ultimate Warrior, who wrestled for the WWF (now WWE) in the 1980s and 90s. Its shade of blue was similar to that worn by Golden State, James’s recently dispatched Finals opponents.

James, whose Cleveland Cavaliers came back from a 3-1 series deficit to beat the Warriors for the title, proudly sported the shirt as he hoisted the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy while getting off the team’s plane in Cleveland.


It wasn’t the only statement the star made with his attire. James’s hat displayed a small picture of Kermit the Frog sipping an iced tea, a common online image macro usually used to point out the fallacy of a situation or statement, and then concludes with the dismissive statement, “but that’s none of my business.”

Was James sending a message to all of his critics who said he couldn’t lift his team to an NBA title?

Guess that’s none of our business.

Rob DeCola can be reached at robert.decola@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @robdecola.