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LeBron James' return to Cleveland: Score one for the home team
LeBron James' return to Cleveland: Score one for the home team

Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio. That little boy grew up before our misty eyes Friday, LeBron James winning over legions of fans with a 952-word essay that told the world he was returning to Cleveland. Four years and two NBA titles later, James is going home. As his message, carefully crafted in conjunction with Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins, was read on sports talk shows and in homes across the country, the reaction in two cities was entirely predictable. In Cleveland, gleeful cries filled the corridors of the airport after the news of the Akron native's return was announced over the loudspeakers. A billboard featuring James...

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