Sports History in Black: LeBron James heads to the West Coast

By Mike Patton

NABJ Black News & Views

LeBron James is considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time. And he is also known for making basketball-playing decisions that catch the attention of mainstream media. No one can forget “The Decision” when he announced on national television that he was going to leave Cleveland for Miami in the summer of 2010.

LeBron James. Photo credit: Public domain
LeBron James. Photo credit: Public domain

The announcement he made on this day in 2018 was nowhere near as loud as the decision he made to leave Cleveland and his decision to return there after four years in Miami. LeBron decided to leave Cleveland a second time for the Los Angeles Lakers, taking his talents to the West.

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