CLEVELAND - There is one thing more than a maximum contract that LeBron James just could not pass up, a chance to secure his legacy and a trip back home to resurrect the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team he left four years ago.
James announced on Sports Illustrated's website on Friday that he will be returning to the wine and gold.
He is expected to receive the maximum contract at just over $20 million a year.
The decision part two did not come with all the fanfare it did four years ago, when James told Jim Gray he was “taking his talents to South Beach.”
Cavaliers fans have agonized over social media on a daily basis wondering what LeBron would do and they got their answer after he met with Miami Heat President Pat Riley in Las Vegas.
James had said all along he would not make a big deal out of his free agent choice, but his decision set off a city desperate for its first championship of any kind since 1964 and Cavaliers fans are hoping the kid from Akron can deliver.
Lebron comes back to a much different Cavaliers team than the one he left.
This version is filled with youth, promise and all-stars.
Kyrie Irving is a superstar in the league and James has always wanted to play with him. Tristan Thompson, Dion Waiters and number one overall picks Anthony Bennett and Andrew Wiggins make the Cavaliers a team with the addition of LeBron a group that could be very successful for a long time.