Cleveland legends LeBron James and Joe Thomas share a special moment on the sidelines

Posted at 6:41 AM, Mar 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-20 06:41:33-04

Newly retired Joe Thomas received a standing ovation during the Cleveland Cavalier's matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks Monday night.

Quick to come to the sidelines was another Cleveland legend, LeBron James who gave Thomas a big bear hug.

When Thomas announced his retirement, James was quick to show his support for the beloved Browns player who played a total of 11 seasons for the team.

Following his retirement, Thomas expressed his appreciation to fans and the entire team in a full page ad in the Plain Dealer.

"My pride and excitement to be a Cleveland Brown never wavered, no matter what," Thomas said.