AP Photo/Amy Sancetta
AP Photo/Amy Sancetta
Poor Cleveland fans… LeBron James has taken them on quite the emotional rollercoaster. They may not be able to take back setting fire to James' jersey, but the temporary Cleveland arch nemesis may be taking his spot back as hometown hero.
NBA fans have spent this past week Twitter stalking, wondering where LeBron was headed to next. Today, it looks like Cleveland won the lottery. He's coming home again.
In an exclusive interview with Sports Illustrated, James revealed he'll be heading back to Cleveland, where he spent the first seven years of his NBA career. The Internet is ablaze with differing views, but everyone's definitely got an opinion.
Some consider Cleveland to be LeBron's "home" and many are excited to have him back on the Cavaliers.
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
How do you un-burn a jersey? #LeBron? Sherman Ave (@Sherman_Ave) July 11, 2014
I'm a Lebron fan. I go where he goes. #CavsNation? iam_uncommon0 (@MRDYSON1022) July 11, 2014
Some will miss seeing LeBron in red and black and aren't sure where this leaves them as fans. Nor where it will leave fellow teammates.
I am shocked & disappointed in today's news. However I will never forget what Lebron brought us for 4 years. Thanks for memories @KingJames? Micky Arison (@MickyArison) July 11, 2014
BREAKING: Lebron and free agent Heat fans en route to Cleveland pic.twitter.com/VHLW874Bhe? Shooter McGavin (@ShooterMcGavin_) July 11, 2014
Is this what irrelevance feels like?? Rohan Nadkarni (@Rohan_NU) July 11, 2014
Photo: Chris Bosh being consoled by his father after hearing of Lebron's decision to leave for Cleveland... pic.twitter.com/pgv55ar37u? The Irrational Fan (@Irrational_Fan) July 11, 2014
And many recognize Cleveland may not be ready to welcome James with open arms just yet.
LeBron's bus back into Cleveland pic.twitter.com/kiI33sOWqH? (@BadSinatra_) July 11, 2014
CLEVELAND FANS RIGHT NOW ?????? pic.twitter.com/jvEC0BPJ5c? JonB_954 (@JonB_954) July 10, 2014
Turns out it was Microsoft Word that was holding up Lebron James to announce his Cleveland decision. pic.twitter.com/DNDpJwdyFZ? Rob Fee (@robfee) July 11, 2014
And just because it's the Internet and this is what happens when big news breaks:
LeBron's made his decision and either way, we're excited to see where this NBA season will take him.