LeBron James is going back home.
The four-time league MVP Sports Illustrated’s online division, SI.com, that he is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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.
Twitter exploded with emotions over the shocking announcement, especially in Northeast Ohio:
“I know my kingdom awaits, and they’ve forgiving my mistakes. I’m coming home!” Tell me that song wasn’t made for him
— chief wahoo (@KyleJoynes) July 11, 2014
It wasn’t all hype… @KingJames is coming home! So great to see home and family matter most!
— Fr. Jonathan Morris (@fatherjonathan) July 11, 2014
Lebron: “I’m coming home” Miami Fans: “We can all go to Cleveland together” pic.twitter.com/Vw3s2SPuHU
— BucketTeam™ (@OshaeIsToreal) July 11, 2014
“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.”
— Laurel Wilder (@laurelwilder) July 11, 2014
Cleveland let’s ROCK! Congrats on coming home @KingJames!
— DonteHitner (@DonteWhitner) July 11, 2014
in related news, Carmelo Anthony is returning to Syracuse to get his college degree. “I’m coming home,” he says.
— PaulCantor (@PaulCantor) July 11, 2014
Dawg we’re gonna get 6 months of “I’m Coming Home” Lebron video packages and Diddy is gonna be reeling in the royalty checks.
— Mac Swagger (@RappersRActors) July 11, 2014
Buckeye fan @KingJames is coming home to Ohio
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStFootball) July 11, 2014
I’ve always been a Lebron fan! #ComingHome
— OJ Howard 88 ™ (@TheRealOjHoward) July 11, 2014