One of professional basketball's top players graced the stage of the Ed Sullivan Theater for Monday night's Late Show.
But the Larry O'Brien trophy wasn't the only thing NBA champion Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers dangled in front of host Stephen Colbert.
He also brought the World Wrestling Entertainment Championship belt.
Love called being in the National Basketball Association Finals a surreal experience.
His team was down 3 games to 1 to the defending champion Golden State Warriors.
"We looked at it like our backs were against the wall," he told Colbert. "We knew we could get it done."
If the odds weren't stacked against them enough, the Warriors had just come off a record-breaking 73-win season.
"It came down to a 2 minute game and we made the plays we needed to and got the win," Love said.
Colbert asked Love about Draymond Green's reputation as someone who likes to kick below the belt.
Green, a forward for the Warriors, had been the subject of scrutiny after several "low-blow" hits appeared to have been caught on camera.
Colbert asked Love if he's had children yet.
"No," Love replied with a smirk. "I did my best to protect myself, for lack of a better term."
"Excellent ball handling," Colbert said.
As for the WWE belt, the Stamford-based company had one custom made for Love.
"We were all into early 90s and early 2000s wrestling," Love explained. "We knew [this series] was going to be a wrestling match that goes the distance."
As far as repeating again next year, Love was confident.
"We get everybody back, I feel like we can," he said.
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