After taking the Miami Heat to the NBA Finals in all of his 4 Seasons with the team, the arguably best basketball player right now in the planet, LeBron James, is looking to go back home to Cleveland where his good old throne is waiting.
In an essay that he shared with SI.com, he made it clear that he’s choosing to go back home to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
"When I left Cleveland, I was on a mission. I was seeking championships, and we won two. But Miami already knew that feeling. Our city hasn't had that feeling in a long, long, long time. My goal is still to win as many titles as possible, no question. But what's most important for me is bringing one trophy back to Northeast Ohio," wrote LeBron
“My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball. I didn’t realize that four years ago. I do now," he added.
LeBron left his home state in 2010, and now, after 4 impressive years with the Heat, winning 2 championships with Bosh and Wade, he's going back to the Cavaliers.
His decision means a lot to him. It’s not about the amount of money as he is not 100% guaranteed to sign a max deal with the Cavs especially now that Kyrie Irving signed a big contract extension, their top draft pick Andrew Wiggins got his fair share of the pie, and they are saving some cap space for one more all star caliber player.
"In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have. I’m ready to accept the challenge. I’m coming home," highlighted King James.
James exercised his player option few weeks ago, opting out of his contract with Miami which has 1 year left. A lot of people didn’t take the idea that LeBron will go back to Cleveland seriously until today when James finally expressed his intent to sign with the Cavs.