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Why should the fans believe he's returned home for good? "I don't have the engery for it," James said of another move.
James also said he had an epiphany about returning home.
"It just hit me," he said. "Sometimes you just have a feeling. You realize what's going on and what's happening."
James has said in the past that he regrets the way he departed for Miami, with an hourlong televised show that ended with the words, "I'm taking my talents to South Beach." He reiterated Friday that he understands his place in society.
"I understand I'm a role model," he said. "I understand to these kids I'm more than a role model. I'm a superhero to them. I'm a father to them. I'm a brother to them, whatever the case they want me to be on that particular day.