Complete SI.com coverage of LeBron's return to the Cavaliers

LeBron James announced Friday via Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins that after four seasons and two NBA titles with the Miami Heat, he will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Follow all of SI.com's coverage of James' decision.


    LeBron James announces his return to Cleveland Cavaliers

    In his own words, LeBron James explains why he's ready to return home and win a title with the Cavaliers. By LeBron James (as told to Lee Jenkins)

    LeBron James: "I’m coming home."
    LeBron James announced that he is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers with a renewed mission. Narrated by Maggie Gray.

    Photo: Simon Bruty/SI

    LeBron James -- shown here as a 19-year-old in 2004 -- spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Cavaliers. He's back after four years in Miami.

    Over these past four years, LeBron James left a heavy trail of bread crumbs leading back to Northeast Ohio. He couldn't cut the cord. By Lee Jenkins

    Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images
    There are issues more important to James than his championship total or place in “Greatest Ever” debates. We didn’t know that until today. By Phil Taylor

    Photo: Phil Long/AP
    LeBron James' decision to return to the Cavaliers sparked jubilation across Cleveland. Check out a gallery of the top photos of the celebrations.

  • Photo: Garrett Ellwood/Getty Images

    The prospect of trading Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love may be enticing, but the Cavaliers would be smart to hold onto the No. 1 overall draft pick.

    The prospect of adding Kevin Love may be enticing, but the Cavaliers should retain Andrew Wiggins as a part of their long-term future. By Ben Golliver

    Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
    This decision requires faith; in his career's prime, James leaves a championship core for a young, unfinished team with much left to sort out. By Rob Mahoney

    SI Now: Are the Cavaliers now title contenders with LeBron James?

    On Friday's SI Now, Sports Illustrated NBA writer Ben Golliver discusses where Cleveland's roster will go from here and if the Cavaliers are now title contenders.


    Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
    This is a team with great potential. It may not be next season, but it won't be much longer before Cleveland is a true conference contender. By Chris Mannix

    SI Now: LeBron James' life-changing decision

    On Friday's SI Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Chris Mannix discusses LeBron's well thought out life-changing decision and how it will impact LeBron's game, the Cavaliers and the Heat.


    Twitter had plenty of jokes after the news broke of Lebron James' decision to leave Miami and return to the Cavaliers. By Nicole Conlan

    What LeBron's decision means for NBA

    Sports Illustrated's Matt Dollinger explains what the signing of LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers will mean for the rest of the NBA.


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