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If you thought Miami Heat fans would be greeting LeBron James with boo birds during his Christmas Day return to South Beach as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, you were wrong.
Much to the surprise of many, including myself, LeBron was the recipient of a rather enthusiastic applause from the fans at the American Airlines Arena—not once, but twice.
The first came during pregame introductions, after LeBron’s name was announced to the fans for the first time since Game 4 of the NBA Finals last season.
Here’s a look as Heat fans cheer LeBron James during pregame intros:
As for the second standing ovation for LeBron, it came following a break in the action that was used by the Heat organization to unveil a tribute to the man who helped them win back-to-back NBA Championships in 2012 and 2013.
You can watch LeBron receive his second raucous ovation in the video below: