Daily News - July 11, 2014 (Special Edition)

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The Return: LeBron James announces he's joining the Cleveland Cavaliers
Author: Chris Fedor
Publication: Cleveland.com

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- King James has reclaimed his throne in Cleveland.

LeBron James stunned the NBA on Friday around noon when he announced his long-awaited free agency decision, choosing to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers and leaving the Miami Heat. According to reports, he will sign a four-year max contract.

James made the announcement on Sports Illustrated's website in a letter, writing "In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have. I'm ready to accept the challenge. I'm coming home."

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Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, after hashing things out with LeBron James: 'We all get another chance together now'
Author: Zack Meisel
Publication: Cleveland.com

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Four years later, they officially mended fences. They soothed the years of tension and unease, all fueled by one Microsoft Word document filled with emotionally charged, Comic Sans-scripted words.

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert met with LeBron James in Miami on Sunday night, according to a report from Yahoo Sports. Gilbert flew on his private jet to meet with the man he scorned -- immediately after that man deserted his franchise on national TV -- in that infamous letter.

Gilbert sat with James and his close confidants as the NBA's top player and his former (and now current) boss hashed out their differences, reflected on their past misdeeds, reconciled and explored the possibility of a reunion."

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Homecoming King: LeBron Returning To Cavaliers
Author: Jason Lloyd
Publication: Akron Beacon Journal

"We are all witnesses. Again.

LeBron James is returning to the Cavaliers just four years after leaving the franchise amid scorn, burned jerseys and a scathing letter from ownership.

James made the stunning announcement through Sports Illustrated that he’s coming home for good. He met with Miami Heat officials Wednesday in Las Vegas, then took two days to ponder his decision before announcing Friday he’s returning to the Cavs."

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