Here are some amazing Vines from the celebration.
And some more shots from behind the scenes:
Fans in Cleveland have waited years for a title:
@Potus congratulated the Cavs:
The @warriors were gracious in defeat:
NBA players joined in on the Twitter conversation:
As did former NBA greats:
Celebs chimed in on Twitter, too:
The live conversation around the #NBAFinals spread across the globe since the series began. In fact, 24.2 million Tweets were sent during live #NBAFinals games. These Tweets were viewed over 8 billion times on Twitter and across the web (6/2/16-6/19/16). And Game 7 was the most Tweeted game in #NBAFinals history with over 8.4 million Tweets.
This photo grid shows some of the most Tweeted images from the #NBAFinals:
Here are moments that generated the biggest peaks of Twitter conversation in the series, all of which came in the deciding Game 7:
- End of series: @cavs defeat @warriors 93-89 to win #NBAFinals
- LeBron James (@KingJames) hits free throw to put @cavs up 93-89
- Kyrie Irving (@KyrieIrving) gives @cavs 92-89 lead with 53 seconds left in the game.
These were the most mentioned Cavs players on Twitter during the series, led by #NBAFinals MVP LeBron James.
LeBron James was mentioned over 11 million times on Twitter during the #NBAFinals:
These were the most mentioned @warriors on Twitter during the series:
#Gear360 and Highlights
Passionate hoops fans had access behind the scenes and to great highlights throughout the Finals.
We worked with the NBA and Samsung to bring fans exclusive 360-degree video content shot with Samsung Gear 360 from each NBA Finals game. With one-click on a Twitter website card from an @NBA Tweet, fans triggered a full 360-degree video experience.
Thanks to @SAP, the NBA Tweeted highlights showcasing the best Statistical Performance of the Night, as well as custom statistical infographic videos:
We partnered with the NBA to introduce hashtag triggered emojis for both teams and the official event hashtag, #NBAFinals. Emojis are a great way to add color to your Tweets and to find fellow fans Tweeting about your favorite team.
Vine, Periscope and #NBAFinalsFanVote
During the Finals, @NBA became the first organization to surpass 2 billion loops on Vine!
The NBA and @SportsCenter brought fans live video via Periscope:
SportsCenter and the NBA also collaborated on all day fan vote on Twitter prior to game one.
As we turn the page on another great @NBA season, it’s time to start talking all things #NBADraft. Turn to Twitter for all the news and conversation before, during and after the @NBA draft on June 23. We’ll leave you with this Twitter Moments recap of Game 7.