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LeBron James delivered a heartfelt parade speech in Cleveland

LeBron James’ speech during the parade was a great moment for him and the city.

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LeBron James was in a good mood as the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrated their world title with a parade in downtown Cleveland that drew 1.3 million people.

In the speech, which you can watched below, LeBron thanked everyone from Dahntay Jones to Mo Williams to Kevin Love. And he did with specific, often funny stories while poking fun at the some the criticisms he and the Cavs have faced in the past two years. In a 16 minute speech, the normally poised and careful James also cursed 13 times as noted by the Sporting News.

Really, this was a side of LeBron we haven’t seen in a while. He was relaxed and just seemed to be really basking in the moment. On a day full of a lot of great moment in Cleveland, this may top them all. LeBron, by every measure, earned this moment.