LeBron James is
going home to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
After weeks of speculation the two-time champion and 10-time all-star will
return to the team that drafted him back in 2003.
James, who left the Cavilers during free agency back in 2010
to join the Miami Heat
with Dwayne Wade
and Chris Bosh,
wrote a letter to Sport Illustrated
a letter to Sport Illustratedexpressing his desire to go home.
"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,"
said James. "I didn't realize that four years ago. I do now."
James also expressed his gratitude to the Heat organization
and his close friends Wade and Bosh while proclaiming his anxiousness to get
with his new teammates.
"I get a thrill out of bringing a group together and helping
them reach a place they didn't know they could go. I see myself as a mentor now
and I'm excited to lead some of these talented young guys," James said. "I
think I can help Kyrie Irving become one of the best point guards in our
league. I think I can help elevate Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters. And I
canÕt wait to reunite with Anderson Varejao, one of my favorite teammates."
James ended the letter by simply saying, "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."