LeBron James’ decision to come home to Cleveland is being hailed as a story about the power of forgiveness and maturity and a victory for a blue-collar Northern city over a destination spot in glitzy Miami.
Amid other free-agent moves, the focus now turns to Carmelo Anthony, who has to choose between remaining with the Knicks or going elsewhere.
The approach of letting James write an open letter cast Sports Illustrated more as a public-relations ally of James than as the strong journalistic standard-bearer it has been for decades.
The Miami Heat went on the offensive after losing LeBron James on Friday by agreeing to a massive five-year, $118 million deal to retain nine-time All-Star Chris Bosh, according to a Yahoo report.
LeBron James’s rather stunning display of soul-baring made his return from South Beach to the city by Lake Erie more mysterious, and moving, than you might have guessed.
Carmelo Anthony will be competing against LeBron James for at least five more years but he wasn’t about to begin battling James for the national spotlight on Friday. With James stunning the basketball world by announcing he was leaving the Miami Heat to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, a source close to Anthony said that the free agent forward would reveal his plans within the next “24 to 48 hours.”
This was four years ago at the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich, Conn., and 30 feet, maybe less, from where LeBron James and Jim Gray were sitting, James about to announce on national television that he was taking his talents to South Beach.
LeBron James is going home, but Carmelo Anthony hasn't announced that he is staying home yet.