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The King Is Back
July 14, 2014 - Robert "Bubba" Kapral
King James has once again ascended his Cleveland throne. Four years of exile in Miami was made right Friday when LeBron James announced he was returning home to play for the Cavaliers. Many around the NBA were surprised. I was not, for two reasons. First, the Cavs have a better and younger roster than Miami. Cleveland has some young pups that can get up and down the floor, unlike the Heat. Miami's Dwyane Wade is on his last legs. The Cavs, with their young guns, are only getting better and better. LeBron has 7 or 8 prime time years left, plenty of time for the young players to mature and bring a title to a city that hasn't experienced one for 50 years. More importantly, LeBron is a blue-collar superstar. He personifies Northeast Ohio. He is big on family and friends, something that Miami cannot offer. Some Cavs' diehards were concerned that LeBron only inked a 2-year pact with the Cavaliers. There is no need to fear he is leaving. Lebron is home for good. The 2-year deal is just another reflection than LeBron is smarter than most. A new TV deal will be in place in two years, enabling LeBron to sign a more lucrative deal. NBA titles are tough to come by. There are no guarantees that even LeBron and his talented supporting cast can deliver one. Regardless, the city of Cleveland has regained a sports swagger, void since 1964, when the Browns ruled as NFL champions.
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