Yes, you read that title correctly. LeBron James actually returned to the Cavaliers after he spurned the Miami Heat.
Losing in the NBA Finals this past season was tough for LeBron, and now he’s signed with the Cavaliers to play with Kyrie Irving and Andrew Wiggins, meaning Chris Bosh is headed to the Houston Rockets. See what an impact LeBron has on the worlds? I couldn’t believe it at first, but hey, the you gotta follow your heart, right?
“My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball,” James told SI.com in a first-person essay. “I didn’t realize that four years ago. I do now.”
For James, it marks a complete turnaround from his original free-agent decision in 2010, when he bolted Cleveland for the Miami Heat, creating a “Big Three” with Dwyane Wade and Chris Boshthat went on to win two NBA titles in their four years together.
“The hardest thing to leave is what I built with those guys,” James said. “I’ve talked to some of them and will talk to others. Nothing will ever change what we accomplished.”
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The news was first reported in an interview with Sports Illustrated, shown about by ESPN’s report.
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.