LeBron James of the Miami Heat says the “Come Home LeBron” campaign recently started by Cavaliers’ fan who want James to return to Cleveland when he can become a free agent after this season, is “very flattering” and that “any time you have fans who appreciate the way you play it’s humbling.”
The fans were inspired to start their own movement when Cavaliers’ fan James Blair rushed the court to see James last year. The fans were going to hand out 2,000 t-shirts with “Come Home LeBron” on them before the Heat took on the Cavaliers in Cleveland Wednesday.
James, of course, started a lot of this talk himself when he said he could envision himself playing in Cleveland again.
“I’m not getting too caught up in it,” James said. “I’m grateful for [fans changing opinions]. I haven’t done the Family Feud thing and surveyed 100 people on the street and said ‘Do you like LeBron or not?’ ”
James is having another unbelievable season, averaging 26.0 points, 6.6 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game. He’s shooting 60.9% from the field, 48.8% from beyond the arc and 80.4% from the charity stripe.