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The world's best basketball player who grew up in Akron, Ohio is returning back home to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers, 4 years after leaving Cleveland to join the Miami Heat. Fans react on hearing of LeBron James' return, and people from Cleveland are rejoicing to welcome James back on home soil.
Robby Sabo from TheCelebrityCafe.com said, "Brace yourselves Cleveland, your king is coming home."
According to L.A. Times, when James left the Cavaliers, owner Dan Gilbert called James a "coward" and stated in a letter, “I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER ‘KING’ WINS ONE." ESPN reported that the letter remained on the Cavaliers' website for the past four years until the team removed it earlier this week.
The news of James' return spread viral over social media. Surprisingly, Cavs fans react positively even after their owner called him a coward.
Steve Weissman Tweeted:
This may be the greatest moment in Cleveland in decades - @WindhorstESPN
— Steve Weissman (@SWeissmanESPN) July 11, 2014
User Mary Kay Cabot had this to say:
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) July 11, 2014
Samir Mezrahi Tweeted this:
LeBron James can buy Ohio with only 2 game’s worth of salary
— samir mezrahi (@samir) July 11, 2014
User Big Juice Tweeted this:
"In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have." Amen, @KingJames.
— Big Juice (@_BigJuice_) July 11, 2014
User Amanda DeCastro expressed her happiness:
Literally one of the best things Ive read: well done & well said, Lebron. http://t.co/MG2bOVOnQb
— Amanda DeCastro (@AmandaDeCastro) July 11, 2014
Bad news for Miami, but great news for folks in Ohio.
James will be flying to Brazil today to attend the World Cup finals on Sunday.