LeBron James Is Heading Back to Cleveland

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Well, as local fans we went through one of the most surreal sports experiences of all time, got four trips to the NBA Finals and two championships out of it, and now it's all over. LeBron James has picked the path of the prodigal son and is taking his talents back to Cleveland. Which likely means Chris Bosh will head to Houston.

LeBron announced his decision in a column on Sports Illustrated's website. He said that Miami would always be a "second home" and that his four years in South Beach were like college to him. However, he added that he had always planned on returning to Cleveland.

"Miami, for me, has been almost like college for other kids," he wrote. "These past four years helped raise me into who I am. I became a better player and a better man. I learned from a franchise that had been where I wanted to go. I will always think of Miami as my second home. Without the experiences I had there, I wouldn't be able to do what I'm doing today."

James added that he always wanted to return to Cleveland, and now just seemed like the right time.

"I always believed that I'd return to Cleveland and finish my career there. I just didn't know when. After the season, free agency wasn't even a thought. But I have two boys, and my wife, Savannah, is pregnant with a girl. I started thinking about what it would be like to raise my family in my hometown. I looked at other teams, but I wasn't going to leave Miami for anywhere except Cleveland. The more time passed, the more it felt right. This is what makes me happy."

Of course, the big question now remains what becomes of the Heat. The team is suddenly sitting on a huge reserve of cap space, but with Bosh likely heading to Houston as per reports and Dwyane Wade aging, the answer isn't immediately clear.

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103 comments
Ina Ludka
Ina Ludka

Gonna miss you:(, best wishes to you and the family:)

Becky Figueredo
Becky Figueredo

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Margarita Quevedo de Rubido
Margarita Quevedo de Rubido

May God Bless you Steve! I think Miami should be grateful to Lebron. I just believe we should give importance to what really counts, but that is just my opinion.

Margarita Quevedo de Rubido
Margarita Quevedo de Rubido

So what if his leaving, stop giving so much importance to these players they are not God! The American Airlines Arena is packed with these games, ultra always gets packed too. You pay good money for these events and thousands of people pay to see them! They have given you nothing and never will!! But our churches are empty it's sad. Give praise and importance to what really has it.

Jocy Caneda
Jocy Caneda

Becky Figueredo Patricia Lorena Leppe Jehan Mateus he's eating a sprinkled DONUT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YYOOO QUIERO!!

David Striedinger
David Striedinger

Good go back to frigid Ohio and don't back back to south beach you are not welcome here.

Marcella Lulo
Marcella Lulo

Selfish people that are complaining because he is leaving... Wish him well and thank him for the ride\U0001f44d

Vanessa Phelps
Vanessa Phelps

Thank Lebron and Good Luck its time anyways for some new stars to show up in the Miami Heat Team. LET"S GO HEAT!

Jill Solomon
Jill Solomon

I wonder what kind of response he'll get.

Charles Solano
Charles Solano

LMFAO ALL THOSE THAT WERE IN DENIAL SOUNDED LIKE CLEVELAND FANS YEARS AGO!

twolivecrew
twolivecrew

Hey LUKE! The Cleveland New Times has a opening for shoddy sports commentator...(corruptor)

twolivecrew
twolivecrew

" I would rather lose and live in Cleveland- than win and live in Miami"


LeBron James - at the arrivals lounge -Cleveland Hopkins International Airport - 20 minutes ago!

Lisa Lopez
Lisa Lopez

We were the MIAMI HEAT before him and we are still The MIAMI HEAT!!! Bye bye Lebron !!!!!!

Sasha Bnvnto
Sasha Bnvnto

GTFOH AND TAKE ALL YOUR SHIT WITH YOU INCLUDING YOUR WIFES SMOOTHIE SHOP!!

Mike Frasco
Mike Frasco

And they will still suck. I can't believe you want him back Dave. Real sports fan !!

MichaEl Ali Popeye
MichaEl Ali Popeye

James u career is Over !! Thanks For make history a less With the Heat

sespi002
sespi002

i really hope the Heat NEVER retire this pussy's jersey

Xaviant Haze
Xaviant Haze

2-2 in the finals...doubtful he will return there with the cavs...the pistons repeated too

Derek Hoyos
Derek Hoyos

Thank god!!! Hes always looking for a foul!! Fuck him

twolivecrew
twolivecrew

Miami is classic for it's fair weather fans...hockey, baseball, basketball (especially soccer)  -  LBJ was a hit & run ring-chaser and he moves on. Funny how Miami NFL football was the opposite...The fans put up with team Shula/Marino for 18 years and watched championships pass by year after year...

Kurt Bruer
Kurt Bruer

Le rob sucks he's not loyal at all

Allison Kotzig
Allison Kotzig

WHAT?! NOooooo....... Who goes back to Cleveland?

Yanin Arzola
Yanin Arzola

YAAAAY! HE NEEDS TO MAKE SURE HE TAKES HIS RAUNCHY ASS MOTHER WITH HIM!!! Beating up on Valet and shit! NEVER LIKED THIS C*NT!

Sharif Elokobi Slimting
Sharif Elokobi Slimting

Good luck to him. Thank you for all you did for our team LeBron. See you at the crossroads.

Dave Basora
Dave Basora

Whining about his departure makes us sound like Cleveland fans when they whined a few years ago. Let him go and let's support our team hoping that they'll build for a solid future.

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