Transcript for LeBron James: Return of the King
The king is coming home. Lebron James, not just the king of basketball, arguably the superstar that could change the economic fortune of an entire city. He's returning to Cleveland. He says in northeast Ohio, you work for what you have, and he's ready for the challenge. Tonight, Cleveland is rejoicing, and Linzie Janis is right there. Reporter: Joy in Cleveland tonight, as fans celebrate the news. King James is coming home. The greatest basketball player on the planet, announcing his decision on sports illustrated.com. Saying he now realizes his relationship with northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball. He left four years ago for the Miami heat. Breaking it to them on live TV. Prompting the cavaliers' owner to call him a coward. And some fans to burn his Jerseys in streets. But tonight, become welcomed with open arms. It's awesome. Reporter: In his letter, 29-year-old James putting himself in their shoes, saying who am I to hold a grudge? And this news making it to a white house briefing. The four-time league mvp's return, expected to be a boost for the city of Cleveland. And he says he wants to win a trophy for a city that hasn't had an NBA title for 50 years. And in Miami, this mural of the team defaced within hours. But James paid tribute to Miami, saying it made him a better player and man. He said, the more time passed, the more it felt like the right decisi decision. And that's exactly what it makes fans feel tonight. What a day in Cleveland. Now to a developing story.
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