News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Metro RTA

Don Drumm Studios


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Sports


Cleveland fans say they had faith LeBron would return
About a hundred -- many wearing James' old No. 23 jerseys -- gathered outside the
Story by AMANDA RABINOWITZ AND M.L. SCHULTZE


 
About a 100 fans celebrated LeBron's return outside the Q -- with national and international media covering the event.
Courtesy of AMANDA RABINOWITZ
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

International media and about a hundred ecstatic fans gathered outside the Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland this  afternoon as news broke that LeBron James is returning to Cleveland. 

Many wore the No. 23 jersey that James wore as a Cavalier before he left for Miami four years ago.

Eric Effoe  and his son, Samuel, were among them. 

LISTEN: Effoe had faith

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:19)


“He was born right around the time LeBron James was leaving Cleveland. I kept telling him about James so he got really excited. And when he heard the news, he said ‘Daddy, let’s go to the Q.’ I was like, ‘OK, put your jersey on.’ I’m so happy that we kept our jerseys. I’m so happy.” 

Some fans, angered when James announced on national TV his decision to go to Miami four years ago, burned their jerseys. But Effoe says he always believed James would return and lead Cleveland to a championship.

LeBron's letter "killed it"
All is forgiven. That was the sentiment of Cavaliers fans gathered outside the Quicken Loans Arena this afternoon to celebrate the announced return of LeBron James to the Cavaliers.

Many wore Cavs jerseys with LeBron’s old number, 23. Other fans had burned such jerseys four years ago, when LeBron announced on a national television special that he was leaving Cleveland for Miami.

But Kevin Corrigan is among those who are declaring what happened four years ago no longer matters.

LISTEN: Corrigan on relationships
Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download
(0:10)

“People say it’s like taking back a cheating ex-girlfriend. Well, if I’m taking back the best looking girl in the world, I can stomach that. It’s OK with me.”

LeBron announced his return in an essay on SI.com that read, in part, “My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball. I didn’t realize that four years ago. I do now.”

Corrigan said the essay "killed it" -- perfect in tone and sentiment.


Related WKSU Stories

LeBron says "My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball"
Friday, July 11, 2014

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook



Stories with Recent Comments

Cuyahoga Valley National Park OK's sharpshooters to thin deer herds
In this article you mention that the Mule Deer Foundation is a "hunting group" in reality the Mule Deer Foundation is a conservation group that is over 25 years...

In the driver's seat of history
I believe he was a teacher of mine as James Ford Rhodes. My favorite teacher of all time! Loved learning this part of his amazing history.

Cleveland RTA is moving Public Square bus stops beginning this week
I am very confused. Why are you taking one or more of the park and ride 246 out of service in the morning. I looking over the new schedule I see that there ar...

Canton school board will vote Wednesday on its high school merger
Great to see that THE REPOSITORY is advising a 'no' vote for now! Another point, besides all the Very accurate points already made against this move is the fac...

Some parents opting their students out of Common Core test
I am an 8th grader at a school in Allen County. I have just recently taken the ELA performance based assessment and found it extremely difficult. It asked me a ...

Fallout from the Ohio Supreme Court Munroe Falls ruling
The comment by Nathan Johnson from OEC is confusing. Instead of cities being 'emboldened' to craft zoning laws that were just stricken down by this ruling, comm...

Stopping sediment dumping in Lake Erie
Ah, yes, the Army Coro of Engineers, the geniuses that designed the levee system in New Orleans that has made the flooding worse due to no sediment reaching the...

Ohio charter school critic says reform bills are a good step
The cold truth is that these charter schools are offering services beyond the what the state tests can guage. Parents and students have a choice and they are ch...

State law trumps restrictions on oil and gas drilling in Munroe Falls
Justice O'Neill's quote brings up a point I wish WKSU would address: since, unlike for Federal judges, our judges here in Ohio are elected, and therefore respo...

Ohio Supreme Court invalidates local fracking bans
If Ohio has their way, Fracking Wells will be planted in the courtyard of every town. That is if the State of Ohio can profit by it...for more on how the court ...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University