The Undertaker turned up at the first NBA game of the season and people completely lost their shit 4 years ago

The Undertaker turned up at the first NBA game of the season and people completely lost their shit

 The NBA season kicked off on Tuesday night with a very special guest appearance.

Before the Cleveland Cavaliers kicked off their title defence against the New York Knicks, they were joined by The Undertaker for a quick chin wag.

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Yes, that is The Undertaker. Of WWE fame. Hanging outside the Cleveland Cavaliers' changing room. Just waiting to say hello to LeBron and the rest of the gang.

Why did The Undertaker turn up for tip off of the new season?

Well, waaay back in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James was spotted training in a very special WWE t-shirt...

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Back in Game 5, it looked like the Cavs were done for. 3-1 down to the free-scoring Golden State Warriors, Game 5 looked like a mere formality. Yes, Draymond Green was suspended for swearing at LeBron, but Steph Curry was supposed to lead his 73-9 Warriors to another NBA title.

But much like The Undertaker himself, LeBron brought the Cavaliers back from the dead and lead them to a memorable NBA Title victory.

It was incredible, one of the sporting moments of the year, if not the decade. One of the greatest basketball players of all time defeating one of the greatest basketball teams of all time to win a title.

And it was (in part) thanks to The Undertaker.

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So it's no wonder the Deadman wanted to turn up to the Cavaliers' ring ceremony to say congratulations.

The Undertaker was with his wife Michelle McCool and members of Ultimate Warrior's family to award the Cavaliers with their own unique custom WWE title belt.

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Needless to say, WWE and basketball fans were pumped to see the crossover.

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What was even more remarkable was how The Undertaker looked in good health during his Cavaliers appearance. At the start of this month, photos emerged of him apparently on crutches, but now the Deadman looks right as rain.

Over to the actual basketball, and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the New York Knicks 117-88, with LeBron James registering a triple-double.

Elsewhere, overwhelming title favourites Golden State Warriors crashed to a blowout 129-100 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.

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