Look! Up in the Cleveland sky!
It's a northern cardinal!
It's a Boeing 787!
RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
This picture appeared on a building across the street from the Q in Cleveland before LeBron’s first decision in 2010.
Yes, it's LeBron!
Clear a runway at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport!
OMG! LeBron James has returned to where he belongs, and will be suited up in a Cavaliers uniform next NBA season and playing at the Q.
We are all witnesses - again!
Who would've thunk it?
Not I. And, yes, you were right Jordan Holland and Erin O'Neill.
I thought LeBron was happy with Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the Heat in south Florida. Oh, talk about "moan over Miami" right about now.
The Heat has to be hurting.
As this is being written, I'm wearing his No. 23 Cavs' jersey. Some fans burned theirs four years ago when he made his decision on ESPN. Unbelievable.
First of all, I wasn't about to torch something given to me by my wife. And, secondly, he made a business decision then, and he did lead Miami to two NBA titles, right?
Maybe, he can do the same for the Cavs during his second tour of duty.
Happy for Cleveland and the state of Ohio. But a championship in James' first year back? That's asking a lot...but it could happen, I suppose. The Cavs have a nice young, talented team. ...but then, there's always the San Antonio Spurs, who showed the whole world how to play team basketball. LeBron and the Cavs definitely have their work cut out for themselves.
Cleveland has patiently waited 50 years (mind you, a half century!) to crown a major sports winner. Before there was a Super Bowl, the Browns blanked the Colts to claim an NFL title - in the 20th century.
It's now the 21st century, and Cleveland frankly is long overdue to win a title.
Well, that of course is Lebron's and the Cavs' ultimate goal. And, it's not far-fetched in the least. At least, not now.
A question you may have: Have I ever met LeBron?
Not really, but when he was a Cav, I was in an interview room at the Q when he spoke to the sports media after a playoff game against Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic.
LeBron was sitting with Mo Williams.
In front of me was Rachel Nichols, formerly of ESPN and now of CNN and Turner Sports. I "let" her do the interviewing of LeBron.
Oh, look! On Cleveland's Lake Erie!
Who's that walking on the water (or is it the beach?)?
He can't do that...can he?
Ron Johnston is the Marietta Times sports editor, and can be reached at 376-5441, or at firstname.lastname@example.org