Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 12:06 AM on Monday 22 September

/ Front page / Sport

James signs with Cavaliers

Afp
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."


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. It's all good
  2. 32 seats for FijiFirst, says Bainimarama
  3. Latest results
  4. SODELPA pulls out agents
  5. Bainimarama's ready to take country forward
  6. Candidate faces discipline
  7. Call for a government of national unity
  8. Labour rejects observers report
  9. Saneem assures unpaid workers
  10. Next poll results update at 8pm

Top Stories this Week

  1. FijiFirst claims 60 per cent Thursday (18 Sep)
  2. Searching for answers Monday (15 Sep)
  3. Girl, 12, murdered Monday (15 Sep)
  4. Shocked and disgusted Monday (15 Sep)
  5. Parties reject result Friday (19 Sep)
  6. Leader of the pack Thursday (18 Sep)
  7. No stop Friday (19 Sep)
  8. Fiji First in strong lead: Fiji Elections Saturday (20 Sep)
  9. FijiFirst leads Thursday (18 Sep)
  10. No $20m ransom Tuesday (16 Sep)