LeBron James is the king in homecoming with Heat in Cleveland
The city of Cleveland remains standing this morning after LeBron James' triumphant (well, his team won anyway) return with the Miami Heat. The final stat line, as reported by the Cavaliers, reads thusly:
1 arrest. 4 ejections, 12 confiscated T-shirts, 24 confiscated signs, LeBron 38 points.
The self-proclaimed King James was pleased and exhausted after the emotional game. "I'm tired now," James said. "I'm very exhausted. I didn't get much sleep last night, didn't get much sleep today, either." No doubt it was especially taxing to jabber and jaw (video here contains a bad word) with his present-day teammates as well as his former ones on the Cavs bench as he ran up and down the court. "I turned one time and he was down there, talking," Cavs Coach Byron Scott said. "That's what he does most games. He talks to most guys on the bench."
He seemed to have no problem figuring out which basket to aim for, though, and took the high road when asked about his treatment from Cavs fans. "I understand how passionate the fans are," James said. "I've got a lot of love for these fans. But I'm a Miami Heat player now."
Afterward, at 1:23 a.m., he tweeted an addendum to a postgame interview on TNT:
Did a post game interview with Craig Sager and I mentioned "Greatness" and I didn't mean my self individually, I meant to say US as a TEAM working towards "Greatness". Anyways Great Team Win for US tonight!
So maybe this is what's known as closure for him and for Cavs' fans.
Those Lyin' King shirts might make nice dust cloths.
Mike Wise: Le Return of LeBron
| December 3, 2010; 7:56 AM ET
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