NBA trophy skydiving

NBA trophy in the air.

WATCH: NBA championship trophy goes skydiving

Falling from the sky, the Larry O’Brien championship trophy took an unusual route Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

NBA trophy skydiving

NBA trophy in the air.

Yes, really, the Larry O’Brien Trophy was tossed out of a plane, parachute and all ahead of the Game 1 of the best-of-seven NBA Finals series between the Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat.

The NBA released video Thursday of the Larry O’Brien Trophy skydiving into Denver ahead of Game 1 of the Finals between the Nuggets and Miami Heat at Ball Arena.

The NBA said the skydive culminated a monthlong “bucket list” that has seen the trophy engage with fans and celebrities at events and landmarks.

The Larry O’Brien Trophy was harnessed to a professional skydiver and flanked by two skydivers wearing Nuggets and Heat jerseys.

The NBA trophy made a safe landing outside Empower Field at Mile High where it was greeted by Malika Andrews of ESPN.

The trophy then received a police escort to Ball Arena.

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Soon enough, that trophy will be a historic piece of hardware for one franchise.

The Nuggets are in the Finals for the first time in franchise history, looking to pick up their first-ever championship.

The Heat, on the other hand, have won three titles across six Finals appearances, but this opportunity presents them with a chance to become the lowest-seeded champion in league history. Miami is just the second eight-seed to reach the Finals.

The prized NBA trophy.
The prized Larry O’Brien trophy. Photo: NBA.