LeBron James: I’m Returning To Cleveland

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CBS News – LeBron James is coming home.

The superstar free agent has told Sports Illustrated that he is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers after spending four seasons playing for the Miami Heat.

“My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball,” James wrote in a first-person essay published on SI.com. “I didn’t realize that four years ago. I do now.”

James said he “always believed that I’d return to Cleveland and finish my career there.”

James, a native of Akron, Ohio, spent seven seasons with the Cavaliers before bolting for South Beach in 2010 – a decision that broke the hearts of many Cleveland fans and enraged team owner Dan Gilbert.

“When I left Cleveland, I was on a mission. I was seeking championships, and we won two. But Miami already knew that feeling,” James wrote. “Our city hasn’t had that feeling in a long, long, long time. My goal is still to win as many titles as possible, no question. But what’s most important for me is bringing one trophy back to Northeast Ohio.”


  • Pavel Ryevnikow

    Who cares, ultimately? He plays a game. There are much more pressing concerns in our world than games.

  • Johnny Trawickell

    Well Hayden, ok. Instead of paying this idiot multi millions of dollars to play a stupid game how about we use the money he would be paid to finance a homeless shelter or better yet finance a battered women’s shelter. The list is endless for places that kind of money would be used for good instead of financing this idiot’s wild lifestyle and buying something for his friends to shove up their noses. I don’t think ANY so called athlete should be paid those astronomical salaries to play a game.

  • Arnold Fudpucker

    Johnny, you must have hurt Hayden’s feelings with that “feedback”! You are right the amount of money being paid to these prima dona athletes is ridiculous. Their tax rate should be around 95% don’t you think?

  • Hayden

    Nope, no hurt feelings. I appreciate and respect his/her opinion. Are they a overpaid? Yes? Do they also generate financial income (and thus tax dollars) for their cities to support such programs? Absolutely. It’s how the process works. Many also donate time and money back. Sorry we disagree, however I did major economic studies and projects so I have figures upon my side thus my reasoning. It doesn’t make me 100% right.

    Oh, and thanks for caring about my feelings – that was very, very sweet of you.

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