Posted July 11, 2014 by Luis Mercado in Sports

LeBron James Has Decided To Return To The Cleveland Cavaliers

The wait is over.

LeBron James has written a letter to Sports Illustrated with his decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio. It’s where I walked. It’s where I ran. It’s where I cried. It’s where I bled. It holds a special place in my heart. People there have seen me grow up. I sometimes feel like I’m their son. Their passion can be overwhelming. But it drives me. I want to give them hope when I can. I want to inspire them when I can. My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball. I didn’t realize that four years ago. I do now.

Remember when I was sitting up there at the Boys & Girls Club in 2010? I was thinking, This is really tough. I could feel it. I was leaving something I had spent a long time creating. If I had to do it all over again, I’d obviously do things differently, but I’d still have left. Miami, for me, has been almost like college for other kids. 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.

I went to Miami because of D-Wade and CB. We made sacrifices to keep UD. I loved becoming a big bro to Rio. I believed we could do something magical if we came together. And that’s exactly what we did! The hardest thing to leave is what I built with those guys. I’ve talked to some of them and will talk to others. Nothing will ever change what we accomplished. We are brothers for life.  I also want to thank Micky Arison and Pat Riley for giving me an amazing four years.

The roster is full of tons of young talent headed by point guard Kyree Irving. They had just drafted Andrew Wiggins at small forward and have reportedly been looking to find a way to acquire Kevin Love within the past couple days.

It has been rumored that they have been talking to some of James friends, Ray Allen and Mike Miller. They may not be ready to win the finals this year, but it is a giant step to that goal for the small market team.

It will be interesting to see the kind of moves Cleveland makes the rest of the offseason.

Miami had won two championships in four years James was with the Heat.

If you missed it, check out my take on why we wanted LeBron to return so bad.

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