You might have thought LeBron James’ quick success with the Miami Heat following his seven seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers would have forever kept him from returning to his Northeast Ohio home and NBA team. But that’s not LeBron.
His back-to-back NBA Championship wins in 2012 and ‘13 with the Heat only reasserted his desire to capture a championship with his hometown team. As his four-season contract with Miami was ending, he showed his unwavering love for his hometown—a short 45 minutes from the Cavaliers’ Quicken Loans Arena—and simultaneously signaled his intention to return by posting on his website, “[J]ust a kid from Akron, Ohio.” When LeBron James arrived home in August of 2014, a stadium of 30,000 embraced him with a hero’s welcome. The king is back.
A portion of this shirt's proceeds benefit the LeBron James Family Foundation, an Akron-based nonprofit positively impacting children and young adults through education and active-living initiatives.