The basketball fans of Akron, Ohio have already displayed their jubilation on social media in regards to LeBron James announcing his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Apparently, that is not enough as the community plans to throw a homecoming party for their long lost son.
Even though the details are still being straightened out, Akron city spokesperson Stephanie York has revealed that it will be one of the biggest bashes the city has ever seen. The purpose is for everyone in the community to come out and support James in his return. The fans are thrilled that he decided to sign with the Cavaliers, and this will be their way of welcoming him back.
Many were shocked that James could sign with a team in which the owner publicly humiliated him and the fans openly booed him every chance they got. I understand that “The Decision” wasn’t the best way to tell the world he was joining forces with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in South Beach, but it was still a decision that he was allowed to make in free agency.
However, James admitted that the way he announced his decision wasn’t the best way to go about it. In his essay on SI.com, he stated that his four years with the Miami Heat was essentially college for him. It was a time and place where he could find himself. For that reason, the fans have been able to forgive for the immature way that he left. In fact, many see James leaving as a boy and returning as a man.
There is no date set for the homecoming party as Akron has left it up to James for when he would like to have it.