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It's official, LeBron James is headed back to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The basketball superstar made the announcement Friday morning in an interview with Sports Illustrated, saying, "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 heard. People there have seen me grow up. I sometimes feel like I'm their son. Their passion can be overwhelming. But it drives me."
James added, "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."