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James signs with Cavaliers

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

NEW YORK - NBA superstar LeBron James made an emotional return on Friday to the Cleveland Cavaliers, departing the Miami team where he became a champion to seek similar success with his hometown club.

Four years after leaving the Cavaliers to chase his first NBA title with fellow stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami, an unapologetic James said he wanted to bring the long-suffering sports fans of his home region a championship.

James took a four-year deal worth $US88 million ($F161.41 million) with Cleveland over a five-year Miami offer worth $US122 million ($F223.77 million) and intends to finish his glittering career at the Cavaliers.

The dramatic move by the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player ended days of speculation about his free agency choice, which had Cleveland fans in a frenzy of anticipation.

"I looked at other teams, but I wasn't going to leave Miami for anywhere except Cleveland."





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