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Sports Illustrated: LeBron James To Return To Cleveland Cavaliers

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

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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.

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