It’s rare that we will stray from Ohio State news on here, but this news does bare some bit of significance. LeBron James will indeed be returning to the state of Ohio to play his basketball for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The news broke on Friday morning as LeBron sat down with Sports Illustrated and gave a detailed explanation as to why he made the decision to return home to Cleveland and finished what he started back in 2003.
It’s been a long journey since then for the Cavaliers and their fan base, but now the King has announced that he will indeed be back, spurning the Miami Heat in the process, and he’s ready to get to work on bringing that title to Cleveland.
But this is not about the roster or the organization. I feel my calling here goes above basketball. I have a responsibility to lead, in more ways than one, and I take that very seriously. My presence can make a difference in Miami, but I think it can mean more where I’m from. I want kids in Northeast Ohio, like the hundreds of Akron third-graders I sponsor through my foundation, to realize that there’s no better place to grow up. Maybe some of them will come home after college and start a family or open a business. That would make me smile. Our community, which has struggled so much, needs all the talent it can get.
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.
Welcome back, King.