LeBron James is going home.
The Akron, Ohio, native and four-time NBA MVP told SI.com on Friday that he will be returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers four years after leaving his hometown team to join the Miami Heat.
“My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball,” James told the website in a first-person essay. “I didn’t realize that four years ago. I do now.”
Alongside Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, James reached four consecutive NBA Finals and won two titles with the Heat after bolting the Cavaliers in a disastrous television announcement in which he said, “I’ve decided to take my talents to South Beach.”
But now, the same Cavaliers fans that burned James’s jersey when he left were rejoicing in the streets.
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