With three simple words - "I'm coming home -, LeBron James dramatically altered the NBA, once again. The four-time MVP's stunning decision drew reaction from those in and oustide the NBA world.
One day after signing his contract with the Wizards, Marcin Gortat was live on 106.7 The Fan when the James news broke. Asked for an immediate reaction, the big man said, "It's crazy news. Nobody could actually believe that he's gonna go back to Cleveland."
Others, like pretty much everyone with a Twitter account, shared their take 140 characters at a time. That included James and:
The team owner who brought the Ohio native back home...
...and the team owner who just lost the NBA's best player. No Comic Sans font on Twitter. Classy response all the way.
One of James' new teammates, Tristan Thompson
A certain Heisman Trophy winning QB who also now calls Cleveland his professional home.
Indians outfielder Nick Swisher
A noted author who after James left the Cavs in 2010 penned a book, "The Whore of Akron"
76ers rookie and former Kansas star Joel Embiid, who playfully spent weeks on Twitter trying to recruit James to Philadelphia
This ex-Wizard is among the many NBA free agents seeking a new gig.
Lastly and perhaps the best tweet of all from an overall NBA free agency standpoint comes from Wizards free agent Trevor Booker