The 2014 NBA free agency period has really begun now.
Miami Heat forward LeBron James is going back home to the Cleveland Cavaliers, as he said in an interview with SI:
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.
After opting out of his deal with the Heat, James has carefully analyzed his options, and it looks like a return to Cleveland is now his new home, again.
This past season, James appeared in 77 games and averaged 27.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 6.4 assists, 1.57 steals and 37.7 minutes while shooting a career-high 56.7 percent from the field, improving his field goal percentage for the seventh consecutive season.
He’s the best player in the game, and he’s easily now the best pro athlete in the state of Ohio.
As for the Miami Heat, they are now set to lose Chris Bosh to the Houston Rockets, as he was expected to leave if LeBron left Miami.
As for who could join LeBron in Cleveland, look for the Cavs to target Eric Bledsoe if they miss out on trading for Kevin Love.
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