Mar 18, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) reacts against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Miami won 100-96. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

This Is Surreal: LeBron James returns to Cleveland reaction

It’s finally over.

No more nonsense rumors about when LeBron James would make his decision. No more speculation about how it would happen. And now that it actually happened, well, WOW. I’m really not even sure how to react.

I’ve never experienced something quite like this.

His reasoning made perfect sense – coming back to the place where he grew up, to the place that “held a special place in his heart” — something that should have indicated he was coming back all along. Yet I never really believed it would happen, and with every false rumor about him coming home, I believed it a little less and less. And then it finally happened, and again, WOW, it’s still a little hard to take in. I don’t even care about all the people that “broke the news” weeks ago that were probably just trying to troll everyone; it’s not about that anymore. The King is back, guys. 

And as I write this reaction, I can already hear my TV buzzing about parades that are breaking out in the street. Wow. Taking a step back, it’s hard to believe a guy has this much influence. That’s LeBron, though.

This is such a great moment to be a Cavs fan for – LeBron was one of the first players that people my age paid attention to, looked up to and got excited about. And when he left, it was one of those “LOLClevelandSports” moments where we had something great, but it fizzled out short of a championship; where we get mad for a while before accepting that it was good while it lasted and accepting the mediocrity the team would sink into that my dad would so often remind me about.

But then, he came back! 

Not out of his prime too; in fact, he’s only gotten better since he’s left. As have the Cavs; just try telling me you aren’t excited to see LeBron work with all the lottery talent the Cavs have. LeBron, Wiggins, Irving, Thompson, Waiters? Guys, this is awesome. I want to temper my expectations and not go too nuts, but seriously, what is the ceiling with this team?

Guys, this is reallllly awesome.

I feel like I’m just talking in circles, so I apologize, but this is truly an amazing moment. For a city that has endured as much turmoil as Cleveland has within all of it’s sports teams – for a city that always seems have its sports teams come so close to getting something they really want before having it unceremoniously ended by some twisted, often unbelievable series of events – we’ve finally won. No, we haven’t won any championships yet – heck, we haven’t even won a game — but it’s LeBron James. The most talented, dominant basketball player on the planet.

And he is, once again, a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The King is back.

And it is wonderful, even if it hasn’t fully sunk in yet.

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