The former King of Cleveland is coming home to re-ascend to his throne.

According to Sports Illustrated, free-agent small forward LeBron James is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers, four years after he left the franchise to pursue NBA championships alongside fellow forward Chris Bosh and guard Dwyane Wade with the Miami Heat.

Along with his agent, Rich Paul, the Akron native and St. Vincent-St. Mary High School graduate, who won two NBA titles with the Heat and competed in four straight NBA Finals during his four-year run in Miami, met with Heat president Pat Riley Wednesday in Las Vegas and then, announced his decision today on his website,

James was drafted by the Cavaliers with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. He spent the first seven years of his career in Cleveland before testing the free-agent market and moving onto the Heat.

Originally, James signed a six-year deal with the Cavaliers back in 2010 before orchestrating a trade to the Heat, and then, elected to opt out of his contract with two years remaining. Had he elected to stay with the Heat, James would have earned $20 million this coming season, and $42.7 million over the remaining two years of the contract.

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