LeBron James is headed home to Cleveland

LeBron James is headed home to Cleveland
July 11, 2014, 12:30 pm
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Let the free agency madness begin. LeBron James is heading back to his home after four years with the Miami Heat.

James told Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated on Friday morning: "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."

James left Cleveland in 2010 to play with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, who came over from the Toronto Raptors, and won two NBA championships.

He's from nearby Akron and his decision now will open the floodgates for Carmelo Anthony and the Wizards' Trevor Ariza to find homes in unrestricted free agency.