Apparently 'The Letter' wasn't as big a deal as some people thought.
LeBron James will be heading back to the Cleveland Cavaliers, as reported exclusively by Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins.
LeBron actually told the whole story to Jenkins in his own words, and explained his rationale behind his decision. He even addressed the letter, and the anger of Cleveland fans after he left the first time:
LeBron's real reason behind coming back to Cleveland was clearly that he wanted to serve as an example for kids just like him, who are growing up in suburban Ohio wondering what they can achieve and where they're going in life:
He'll be paired with a lot of young talent, including Kyrie Irving, whom LeBron called one of the best point guards in the game. #1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins is there for now, although there are rumors that he could be sent to Minnesota in a deal for Kevin Love.
LeBron says he 'can elevate' Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters, and calls Anderson Varejao one of his favorite teammates.
This is a huge move for LeBron's legacy and if he can eventually bring a championship to Cleveland, he'll be revered forever, particularly in his home state.
As LeBron himself noted, it's going to be a long process, but he and the Cavaliers are certainly heading in the right direction.