Sports Illustrated: LeBron James To Return To Cleveland Cavaliers

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers after spending four seasons with the Miami Heat.

LeBron James has announced that he will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers next season in an essay told to Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated.

When I left Cleveland, I was on a mission. I was seeking championships, and we won two. But Miami already knew that feeling. Our city hasn't had that feeling in a long, long, long time. My goal is still to win as many titles as possible, no question. But what's most important for me is bringing one trophy back to Northeast Ohio.

I always believed that I'd return to Cleveland and finish my career there. I just didn't know when. After the season, free agency wasn't even a thought. But I have two boys and my wife, Savannah, is pregnant with a girl. I started thinking about what it would be like to raise my family in my hometown. I looked at other teams, but I wasn't going to leave Miami for anywhere except Cleveland. The more time passed, the more it felt right. This is what makes me happy.

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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