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- Rosala: With Korver traded, who is next for Cavs? - November 29, 2018
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- Polls: LeBron’s return 2.0. How will Cavs’ fans react, this time? - November 20, 2018
For the first time since June 8, LeBron James returns to Cleveland on Wednesday night as the Los Angeles Lakers (9-7) take on the Cleveland Cavaliers (2-13) at Quicken Loans Arena.
The game is secondary, though, to the main course — how Cleveland fans treat James this time around.
Will the fans cheer or boo James, and will James have a similar performance as he did in Miami on Sunday night, when he scored 51 points against another of his former teams, the Heat?
Back in 2010, one of the most hostile environments an opposing player has ever played in happened in Cleveland. James made his anticipated return, and was greeted with a chorus of boos throughout the night. James responded by posting a stat line of 38 points, five rebounds and eight assists as James & Co. clobbered Cleveland, 118-90.
Fast forward eight years, and here we are once again. James returns, but this time a different tone could be in the air. After 11 years with the Cavaliers’ organization, James fulfilled his promise he made by delivering the city of Cleveland a championship in 2016.