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LeBron: I'm coming back to Cleveland
SI ^ | July 11, 2014 | LeBron James

Posted on 07/11/2014 9:31:38 AM PDT by C19fan

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.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: basketball; cleveland; lebron; nba

1 posted on 07/11/2014 9:31:38 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan
Riots in Miami in 3...2...1

Dwyane Wade sure looks like a chump, opting out of his contract.

2 posted on 07/11/2014 9:32:57 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: C19fan

Cleveland does have a lot of young talent. If LeBron wants to be Jordan this is his chance to mold these players into champions.


3 posted on 07/11/2014 9:33:05 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Who cares?


4 posted on 07/11/2014 9:33:12 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Can anyone tell me who the head of the Muslim peace movement is?)
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To: Night Hides Not

There is not way Wade with his crappy knees will be getting the type of money he was guaranteed.


5 posted on 07/11/2014 9:33:38 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan
No tacky hour long special "The Decision II" to announce this?
6 posted on 07/11/2014 9:34:58 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
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To: C19fan

LeBron: I’m coming to Cleveland
Cleveland: We don’t want you!


7 posted on 07/11/2014 9:35:05 AM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: KarlInOhio

At least give the guy credit for learning from his mistakes.


8 posted on 07/11/2014 9:35:35 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Cleveland.

Picture an abused beat-up wife who takes back her mean SOB husband after he parties with whores and thugs down in Florida.

That’s Cleveland.


9 posted on 07/11/2014 9:35:44 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: C19fan

I am an ex-Clevelander and I love my sports teams but I have to admit I am a bit disappointed to hear the news. Who wants a wife back(even if she is the beautiful Angie Harmon) that has slept with someone else AND the whole world knows about it.

I will be happy to have LeBron bring a winner to Cleveland. I would have been orgasmic if the Cavs won without him.

And I would have been multi-orgasmic if they had played a LeBron led team and beat him for the title.


10 posted on 07/11/2014 9:36:32 AM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: C19fan

11 posted on 07/11/2014 9:39:57 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Cyman

Yeah, it was pretty sweet.

Colonel, USAFR
GO SPURS GO!


12 posted on 07/11/2014 9:40:24 AM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: C19fan

Good for you LeBron—you chose well. Bring one home for Cleveland.


13 posted on 07/11/2014 9:41:15 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tryranny)
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To: Night Hides Not

14 posted on 07/11/2014 9:42:05 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: C19fan

Gee, he had an epiphany..

He can park it next to the rollls royces and bentleys..


15 posted on 07/11/2014 9:48:12 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Pilgrim's Progress

Actually most Cleveland fans welcome Lebron back. If they get Kevin Love in that rumored trade then that team will be very good and those on the sidelines will forgive and forget. I’m not a Lebron fan but I do think this was the best choice for him


16 posted on 07/11/2014 9:49:03 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Ohio is his home. Almost no one ever develops an allegiance to Miami.


17 posted on 07/11/2014 9:52:11 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: C19fan

Cleveland getting all the love. The GOP will have their 2016 convention in Cleveland.


18 posted on 07/11/2014 9:52:26 AM PDT by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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To: C19fan

Cleveland is the big winner this week. First the Republican National Convention and now LeBron James.


19 posted on 07/11/2014 9:54:11 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: C19fan

James mold players into a champions? He won two titles at Miami because the heat had three or four all star players.
The talk of who’s better, him or Jordan just ended with this trade. He ends his career with 2 titles. Jordan had 6. No comparision whatsover. Kobe will win another before James, and that will give him 6.


20 posted on 07/11/2014 9:55:03 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: reg45

don’t forget the Gay Olympics next month!!!
That’s fabulous!


21 posted on 07/11/2014 10:00:08 AM PDT by ronniesgal (Good Grief.)
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To: C19fan
I'm pleasantly surprised that LeBron is coming back. I feared this past week was another Nike stunt and he'd be announcing staying in Miami from a Brazil soccer match or whatever.

Rumor is that his wife never stopped being a gal who just wanted to raise her family in NE Ohio. I'm no LeBron fan, but I do have to applaud the decision. His being here does a lot of good for Cleveland. Nobody or nothing can save Miami.

22 posted on 07/11/2014 10:03:14 AM PDT by grania
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To: ronniesgal

Any predictions for the winner of the hundred metre swish.


23 posted on 07/11/2014 10:03:43 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Moonman62
I'm not a big NBA or LeBron fan ...but I was, once upon a time, a kid who wanted to leave home when I got out of school.

And later... was happy to return home.

24 posted on 07/11/2014 10:04:29 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Picture an abused beat-up wife who takes back her mean SOB husband after he parties with whores and thugs down in Florida. That’s Cleveland.

That's spot on how it is...

25 posted on 07/11/2014 10:05:18 AM PDT by uncitizen (Buckle up! We're on the Facism Fast Track!)
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To: C19fan

Who cares?


26 posted on 07/11/2014 10:07:00 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: lonestar
I think that is part of it.

Dave Chappelle, another successful guy[like him or not]. He lives on a Ohio farm and loves the small town Americana.

27 posted on 07/11/2014 10:10:06 AM PDT by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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To: C19fan
Has anyone told Dan Gilbert? Did LeBron even understand how critical the letter was?
28 posted on 07/11/2014 10:11:40 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: reg45

lol!!!!
Lubrizol is 1 of their sponsors. as is an unfortunately named night club called The Chocolate Bar.
Oh, my old hometown.


29 posted on 07/11/2014 10:25:18 AM PDT by ronniesgal (Good Grief.)
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To: C19fan

Hardly a fan of LeBron, but that letter is cool, and makes me want for Cleveland to succeed. I’ve never rooted for Cleveland team in my life.


30 posted on 07/11/2014 10:26:26 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Bigtigermike

I guess “Fool me once” doesn’t apply in basketball . . .


31 posted on 07/11/2014 10:47:47 AM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: grania

Classy article he penned....he’s grown up a lot in his four years in Miami. Good for him and I hope he does well.


32 posted on 07/11/2014 10:53:40 AM PDT by teg_76
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To: C19fan
It's an Ohio thing.

We don't expect others to understand.

33 posted on 07/11/2014 1:02:10 PM PDT by gdani (Every day, your Govt surveils you more than the day before)
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To: C19fan

LeBron: I'm coming back to Cleveland

Republicans’ Choice to Hold 2016 Convention in Cleveland


34 posted on 07/11/2014 1:05:15 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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