By Larry GLicken

The King returned to the court where it all started in his NBA career. LeBron James returned to the Quicken Loans arena to play his former NBA team the Cleveland Cavaliers in a game the Heat almost lost. It started out with a leaking scoreboard that would delay the game for 40 minutes.

It ended with a fan charging onto the basketball court wearing a t-shirt that made LeBron the offer of returning to the Cavaliers in 2014. James had to rally in the 4th quarter to keep the Heats winning streak alive at 24 now.

He didn’t have time to negotiate a new deal for his return to Cleveland as he watched the Cavaliers security carry this crazy fan off the floor so he could get back to the business of trying to extend the Heats streak.

James did what he does, he carried his Miami Heat team past the Cleveland Cavaliers who blew a 27 point lead they held midway through the 4th quarter. They could stop James no matter what distraction they threw at him last night. It was the King playing in the town he split from a few years ago that sealed the deal and extended the win streak to 24 games in a row.

It was a battle that James soon won’t forget. He watched his former team play without two of their first round picks that almost dethroned the King on his court, the one he owned for so many years in Cleveland. In the end it was James that would prevail and for NBA fans, they are left to wonder what basketball could have been in Cleveland had the King not moved to south beach.

 

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