LeBron James is headed back to the Buckeye State! King James shared the news with The Letter to si.com, providing his reasoning for going back to his home state and to the city of Cleveland.
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.
I’m not having a press conference or a party. After this, it’s time to get to work.
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.
Just posted a photo http://t.co/lmByEY8T7Q
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 11, 2014
College Football is also speaking out about the news via social media. What’s your reaction?
From one Ohio native to another, welcome home @KingJames. LM
— Les Miles (@LSUCoachMiles) July 11, 2014
Big Ten country is the place to be, obviously RT @AschoffESPN: Lebron and Johnny Football in the same city! Awesome
— ESPN Big Ten (@ESPN_BigTen) July 11, 2014