Cleveland State's Dru Joyce perfectly recreates LeBron James' 'Cleveland' yell after Horizon League win

Ryan Young
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Cleveland State won it’s first conference title in more than a decade on Tuesday night when it beat Oakland 80-69 in the Horizon League championship game.

Naturally, assistant coach Dru Joyce couldn’t help but channel his inner-LeBron James while cutting down the nets.

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Cleveland State will now head to its third NCAA tournament next week, and first since 2009 — an impressive turnaround for the Vikings after five straight seasons with at least 20 losses. They reached the Horizon League championship game after a huge triple-overtime win over Purdue Fort Wayne, too.

Joyce — who played with James at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron for four years before joining Cleveland State's staff in 2019 — perfectly recreated the moment when James celebrated his first NBA Finals win after returning to play for the Cavaliers in 2016.

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Considering the tournament run, and the way he belted it out, Joyce undoubtedly did James’ iconic Cleveland moment justice.

Or, if you ask him, he outshined his former teammate.

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Cleveland State's Horizon League tournament win
Cleveland State celebrates after winning the Horizon League tournament on Tuesday. (AP/Darron Cummings)

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