DENVER (CBS4)– LeBron James is going home. The NBA star announced Friday morning that he’s returning to Cleveland.
CBS4 Sports Anchor Vic Lombardi tweeted that the move is good for Cleveland and good for basketball.
The announcement was made Friday via Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated in a first-person essay from James.
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James also posted a photo on his instagram account of him wearing a Cleveland Cavaliers jersey. Next to him is text saying “I’m coming home.”
LeBron James came into the league straight out of high school in Ohio at 18 and instantly became one of the most popular figures in all of sports. Voted the NBA’s Rookie of the Year in 2004, James career has been full of accolades that most players can only dream of.
In 2010 James decided to leave the team that drafted him, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and take his talents to South Beach and join the Miami Heat. In the four years that he has spent with the Heat, James’ team has reached the finals all four years and won it all twice.
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Owner of the Miami Heat Micky Arison tweeted out that he was “shocked and saddened” by the news.
I am shocked & disappointed in today's news. However I will never forget what Lebron brought us for 4 years. Thanks for memories @KingJames—
Micky Arison (@MickyArison) July 11, 2014