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PBT Extra: LeBron James returns to Cleveland to try and cement legacy

Jul 11, 2014, 4:47 PM EDT

LeBron James is a Cleveland Cavalier. Again.

He wanted to go home again and bring a title to a city that hasn’t had one since Lyndon B. Johnson was president (another LBJ). LeBron is betting with his legacy that he can do it, that with Kyrie Irving (and whoever else is on that roster once the dust settles) Cleveland can win it all.

Matt Stroup and I discuss what this means for Cleveland and LeBron going forward in the latest PBT Extra.

  1. cantonbound13 - Jul 11, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    If he wins a championship in Cleveland it will look much better for his legacy than teaming up with all stars in Miami. The Cavs do have a lot of young talent, it will be interesting.

    • 4thquartermagic - Jul 11, 2014 at 6:43 PM

      I agree with you here.

      However do the history books fail to mention Lebron joins a team with three #1 overall picks and possibly K-Love?

      Point being, the cupboard is far from bare in Cleveland.

  2. seasickcecil - Jul 11, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    I’ll say this for the last time no way Lebron goes back to Cleveland.

    • 22yearsagotoday - Jul 11, 2014 at 6:21 PM

      You are a wild and crazy guy!

  3. antistratfordian - Jul 11, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    His legacy is secure in Cleveland regardless of if he wins or not – as long as he doesn’t leave again. But his overall legacy would receive a major boost if he could break the curse.

    • a0kalittlema0n - Jul 11, 2014 at 7:09 PM

      So does this make you a Cavs fan?

      • antistratfordian - Jul 11, 2014 at 7:13 PM

        It makes me a LeBron James fan, like I’ve always been.

  4. dziner305 - Jul 11, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    Respect for Miami! They put RINGS on a king and send them back home…to show them!

  5. groundpounder95 - Jul 11, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Where’s that heat fan making fun of me for reporting Gilbert meeting lebron at Cleveland Hopkins the other night with lebrons agent, mother, wife, and kids. If I recall he asked if jimmy Hoffa was there too! Love it when people chime in with weak arguments. I am a reliable source taking that lebron was at the same hangar I work in.

    • chitownlolo - Jul 11, 2014 at 6:16 PM


  6. 22yearsagotoday - Jul 11, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Big 3 of LeBron/Irving/Love would make them instant favorites on a young team that’s only going to get better in coming years.

  7. 1historian - Jul 11, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    What is this nonsense about his ‘legacy’? The dude is a professional basketball player.

    Granted he is a pretty good one, but he is a professional basketball player. No less, no more.

  8. coltzfan166 - Jul 11, 2014 at 7:42 PM

    Now the Cavs can stop winning the rigged Draft Lottery every year

  9. ripdipbob - Jul 11, 2014 at 8:06 PM

    Cavs roster get better? Yea their track record suggest just that. LoL NBA could keep rigging the lottery and still come up with crap

  10. papacrick - Jul 11, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    The Cavs have three number one picks on their roster. If the other two pan out they will be deadly. This is the final nail in my Pistons coffin. Oh well I’m still happy for Cleveland

  11. worldbfree4me - Jul 11, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    Spurs fans, prepare yourself for a “Back to Back” Winning Season. With the Heat losing LeBron, there is simply NO TEAM standing in the way!!

  12. lawrinson20 - Jul 11, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    …try TO cement legacy

  13. rdrfan - Jul 12, 2014 at 12:32 AM

    Stink to your guns Cav fans. Your being used again. Don’t have a short memory. He’s going to screw you guys again. It’s all about $$$$ new jersey’s, hats, shoes and broken promises. All us fans are pawns these days they use us and spit us out.

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