After a seemingly endless wait that lasted most of this week, LeBron James made the shocking announcement Friday that he is returning to the Cleveland Caviliers, the team he left four years ago in the infamous “Decision.”
Despite rumors that James would break the story on his website- which as of this moment still features James in a Miami Heat jersey-the Ohio native broke the news in an exclusive story as told to Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins:
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.
Here’s what Twitter had to say:
Just posted a photo http://t.co/lmByEY8T7Q
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 11, 2014
Best week in Cleveland history since Liz Lemon visited.
— Adam Bonin (@adambonin) July 11, 2014
Very excited that Lebron James will be on Hot in Cleveland.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) July 11, 2014
Lebron going back to cavaliers = guy who cheated on his wife with hot 20 yr old, then realized she was dumb & missed wife's casseroles
— Jessi Klein (@jessirklein) July 11, 2014
Here's to LeBron's Benjamin Harrison era in Miami: Four years of relatively underappreciated success sandwiched between two Cleveland terms.
— Tirico Suave (@TiricoSuave) July 11, 2014
i had to analyze the SI story for 5 minutes to make sure it wasn’t a parody
— Brian Cuban (@bcuban) July 11, 2014
I can’t believe LeBron would do this on Lisa Rinna’s birthday. YOU MONSTER.
— Ryan Nanni (@celebrityhottub) July 11, 2014
Cut to shots of devastated Miamians shrugging, grabbing a cocktail, going back to work on their tans.
— Will Oremus (@WillOremus) July 11, 2014
You have to admit, LeBron really took "FLORIDA OR OHIO?" to the next level.
— Matt Ufford (@mattufford) July 11, 2014
Welcome Home @kingjames. I am excited for the fans and people of Cleveland and Ohio. No fans and people deserve a winner more than them…..
— Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) July 11, 2014
A great day for Comic Sans!!
— Ryan Stanzel (@rstanzel) July 11, 2014
This, by the way, is the best news Johnny Manziell has had in a long time. #invisibleman
— Rob King (@ESPN_RobKing) July 11, 2014
LeBron’s announcement, in one GIF: http://t.co/BADcxLXq1E
— Neetzan Zimmerman (@neetzan) July 11, 2014
I really like this move honestly and I just realized there are zero Heat fans on earth
— Mike Meech (@meechone) July 11, 2014
BREAKING NEWS: Somebody wants to live in Cleveland??
— Jake (@jbluft) July 11, 2014
i hate it when sports stuff happens, my timeline is trash right now
— Brokey McPoverty (@brokeymcpoverty) July 11, 2014