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King James returns

Lebron James will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, he announced in Sports Illustrated on Friday. 


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Lebron James will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, he announced in Sports Illustrated on Friday. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Lebron James will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, he announced in Sports Illustrated on Friday. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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San Antonio Spurs fans taunt LeBron James during Game 2 of their NBA Finals series in San Antonio, June 8, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Stone

San Antonio Spurs fans taunt LeBron James during Game 2 of their NBA Finals series in San Antonio, June 8, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Stone

San Antonio Spurs fans taunt LeBron James during Game 2 of their NBA Finals series in San Antonio, June 8, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Stone
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LeBron James holds the Larry O'Brien Trophy and the Bill Russell MVP trophy after the Heat defeated the Spurs to win Game 7 of the NBA Finals in 2013. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

LeBron James holds the Larry O'Brien Trophy and the Bill Russell MVP trophy after the Heat defeated the Spurs to win Game 7 of the NBA Finals in 2013. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

LeBron James holds the Larry O'Brien Trophy and the Bill Russell MVP trophy after the Heat defeated the Spurs to win Game 7 of the NBA Finals in 2013. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
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LeBron James stands before Game 2 against the San Antonio Spurs in Miami in 2013.  REUTERS/Mike Segar

LeBron James stands before Game 2 against the San Antonio Spurs in Miami in 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar

LeBron James stands before Game 2 against the San Antonio Spurs in Miami in 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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LeBron James reacts after dunking against the Bucks during the 2013 playioffs. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

LeBron James reacts after dunking against the Bucks during the 2013 playioffs. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

LeBron James reacts after dunking against the Bucks during the 2013 playioffs. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
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LeBron James reacts after making a basket to give the Heat the lead late in the second half against the Celtics in Boston, March 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

LeBron James reacts after making a basket to give the Heat the lead late in the second half against the Celtics in Boston, March 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

LeBron James reacts after making a basket to give the Heat the lead late in the second half against the Celtics in Boston, March 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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A fan holds a poster as the Heat played against the 76ers in Philadelphia, March 2013. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

A fan holds a poster as the Heat played against the 76ers in Philadelphia, March 2013. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

A fan holds a poster as the Heat played against the 76ers in Philadelphia, March 2013. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer
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LeBron James dunks against his former team the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland, February 2012. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

LeBron James dunks against his former team the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland, February 2012. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

LeBron James dunks against his former team the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland, February 2012. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk
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Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh and LeBron James laugh together on the bench late in the fourth period against the Charlotte Bobcats in Miami, January 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity

Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh and LeBron James laugh together on the bench late in the fourth period against the Charlotte Bobcats in Miami, January 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity

Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh and LeBron James laugh together on the bench late in the fourth period against the Charlotte Bobcats in Miami, January 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity
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Miami Heat's LeBron James poses for a portrait during Media Day in Miami, September 2010.  REUTERS/Hans Deryk

Miami Heat's LeBron James poses for a portrait during Media Day in Miami, September 2010. REUTERS/Hans Deryk

Miami Heat's LeBron James poses for a portrait during Media Day in Miami, September 2010. REUTERS/Hans Deryk
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LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh hold keys to the city presented to them at a Miami Heat welcoming event at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, July 2010.     REUTERS/Hans Deryk

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh hold keys to the city presented to them at a Miami Heat welcoming event at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, July 2010. REUTERS/Hans Deryk

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh hold keys to the city presented to them at a Miami Heat welcoming event at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, July 2010. REUTERS/Hans Deryk
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'The Big Three' greet guests at a Miami Heat welcoming event at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, July 2010. 


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'The Big Three' greet guests at a Miami Heat welcoming event at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, July 2010. REUTERS/Hans Deryk

'The Big Three' greet guests at a Miami Heat welcoming event at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, July 2010. REUTERS/Hans Deryk
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LeBron James greets fans at a Miami Heat welcoming event at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, July 2010.  REUTERS/Hans Deryk

LeBron James greets fans at a Miami Heat welcoming event at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, July 2010. REUTERS/Hans Deryk

LeBron James greets fans at a Miami Heat welcoming event at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, July 2010. REUTERS/Hans Deryk
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LeBron James during the fourth quarter of the 2010 NBA All-Star Game in Dallas, February 2010. 


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LeBron James during the fourth quarter of the 2010 NBA All-Star Game in Dallas, February 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

LeBron James during the fourth quarter of the 2010 NBA All-Star Game in Dallas, February 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
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LeBron James eyes up the defense of the Toronto Raptors in Cleveland, April 2010. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

LeBron James eyes up the defense of the Toronto Raptors in Cleveland, April 2010. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

LeBron James eyes up the defense of the Toronto Raptors in Cleveland, April 2010. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk
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LeBron James sits back on defense as he waits for the New Orleans Hornets to advance the ball in New Orleans, March 2010. REUTERS/Sean Gardner

LeBron James sits back on defense as he waits for the New Orleans Hornets to advance the ball in New Orleans, March 2010. REUTERS/Sean Gardner

LeBron James sits back on defense as he waits for the New Orleans Hornets to advance the ball in New Orleans, March 2010. REUTERS/Sean Gardner
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LeBron James dunks during Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series against the Chicago Bulls in Cleveland, April 2010. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

LeBron James dunks during Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series against the Chicago Bulls in Cleveland, April 2010. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

LeBron James dunks during Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series against the Chicago Bulls in Cleveland, April 2010. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk
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LeBron James embraces a student from a school for children of migrant workers during a promotional event in Beijing, August 2009. 


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LeBron James embraces a student from a school for children of migrant workers during a promotional event in Beijing, August 2009. REUTERS/Jason Lee

LeBron James embraces a student from a school for children of migrant workers during a promotional event in Beijing, August 2009. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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LeBron James grins after he scored a long basket against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, November 2009. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine

LeBron James grins after he scored a long basket against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, November 2009. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine

LeBron James grins after he scored a long basket against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, November 2009. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine
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LeBron James dunks in the second half against the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta, January 2008. 



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LeBron James dunks in the second half against the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta, January 2008. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

LeBron James dunks in the second half against the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta, January 2008. REUTERS/Tami Chappell
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LeBron James shakes hands with Yankees star Alex Rodriguez during a game against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden, November 2009. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine

LeBron James shakes hands with Yankees star Alex Rodriguez during a game against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden, November 2009. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine

LeBron James shakes hands with Yankees star Alex Rodriguez during a game against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden, November 2009. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine
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LeBron James tosses powder in the air before the start of Game 4 of their Eastern Conference playoff series against the Detroit Pistons in Auburn Hills, April 2009. 



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LeBron James tosses powder in the air before the start of Game 4 of their Eastern Conference playoff series against the Detroit Pistons in Auburn Hills, April 2009. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

LeBron James tosses powder in the air before the start of Game 4 of their Eastern Conference playoff series against the Detroit Pistons in Auburn Hills, April 2009. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
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LeBron James of the U.S. men's Olympic team greets fans during a team promotional event at Rockefelller Center in New York, June 2008. 



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LeBron James of the U.S. men's Olympic team greets fans during a team promotional event at Rockefelller Center in New York, June 2008. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

LeBron James of the U.S. men's Olympic team greets fans during a team promotional event at Rockefelller Center in New York, June 2008. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James is guarded during play against the Chicago Bulls Thabo Sefolosha in Cleveland, April 2008. 



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Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James is guarded during play against the Chicago Bulls Thabo Sefolosha in Cleveland, April 2008. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James is guarded during play against the Chicago Bulls Thabo Sefolosha in Cleveland, April 2008. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk
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LeBron James displays hisChosen 1 tattoo as he is interviewed after the U.S. men's basketball team training ahead of the Beijing Olympics, June 2008. 



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LeBron James displays hisChosen 1 tattoo as he is interviewed after the U.S. men's basketball team training ahead of the Beijing Olympics, June 2008. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

LeBron James displays hisChosen 1 tattoo as he is interviewed after the U.S. men's basketball team training ahead of the Beijing Olympics, June 2008. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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