LeBron James Confirms Cleveland Cavaliers Return; Rappers Respond
Freddie Gibbs, Q-Tip and N.O.R.E. are among artists who've reacted to LeBron James' return to Cleveland.
LeBron James, who played the first seven of his 11 seasons in the NBA with the Cleveland Caveliers before moving to win two championships in four years with the Miami Heat, says he's returning to his original team.
"Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio," LeBron James says in a letter written on Sports Illustrated. "It’s where I walked. It’s where I ran. It’s where I cried. It’s where I bled. It holds a special place in my heart. People there have seen me grow up. I sometimes feel like I’m their son. Their passion can be overwhelming. But it drives me. I want to give them hope when I can. I want to inspire them when I can. My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball. I didn’t realize that four years ago. I do now."
Several rappers have responded to the news, including Freddie Gibbs and Q-Tip.
I'm gettin that new @KingJames jersey fasho— Freddie Gibbs (@FreddieGibbs) July 11, 2014
Pat Riley shittin bricks right now— Freddie Gibbs (@FreddieGibbs) July 11, 2014
Melo staying on the Knicks now.— Freddie Gibbs (@FreddieGibbs) July 11, 2014
LeBron, Kyrie and Wiggins? Damn.— Freddie Gibbs (@FreddieGibbs) July 11, 2014
Here is the next scoop. He's going to eventually be ONE of the owners of the cavs in 6-8 yrs— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) July 11, 2014
Lebron's whole thing is to have a piece (4 now) of the team. That was DEFINITELY discussed btwn Gilbert and his agent— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) July 11, 2014
The next moves I'm hearing: K.love trade to the cavs. Wiggins will be apart of that— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) July 11, 2014
WHAT LEBRON LEFT THE BEACH???— N.O.R.E (@noreaga) July 11, 2014
I'm getting a lebron Cleveland Jersey I respect the. Decision— N.O.R.E (@noreaga) July 11, 2014
All my Miami heat friends need drinks right now !!!!— N.O.R.E (@noreaga) July 11, 2014