Reaction on Twitter after LeBron James announced in a statement to Sports Illustrated that he is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers:
- “YESSSSSSSS!! Couldn’t be happier for my guy @KingJames and the @cavs #Cleveland.” – Johnny Manziel, Cleveland Browns quarterback, who signed James’ friend Maverick Carter and LRMR to handle some of his marketing.
- “Welcome Home @KingJames. I am excited for the fans and people of Cleveland and Ohio. No fans and people deserve a winner more than them.... My 8-year-old: “Daddy, does this mean I can finally wear my Lebron jersey, again?”...Yes it does, son. Yes it does!” – Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert.
- “I am shocked & disappointed in today’s news. However I will never forget what Lebron brought us for 4 years. Thanks for memories @KingJames” – Heat owner Micky Arison.
- “Welcome back bro. Your city awaits you.” – Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson.
- “Can’t blame a man for wanting to return home to play. Wish nothing but the best to @KingJames !!” – Team USA soccer player Jozy Altidore
- “Thank you to @KingJames for giving us 4 great years! Wish you much success back home in Ohio.” – U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
- “Had the Heat the entire way. Lebron is a bigger man than me. I would have had a hard time forgiving Gilbert after that letter. Props to Lebron.” – former tennis great Andy Roddick.
- “I’m happy for @KingJames and his family.....as long as THEY are happy.. #livenow.” – TNT analyst and former Sacramento Kings great Chris Webber.