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Cleveland fans are some of the most brass and passionate you'll find in the entire country.
One trip to a Browns game on a Sunday afternoon will easily show you that.
When James left, fans took it personally. We had watched him since he was just a teenager at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron. We watched when he won three high school championships. We watched as he declared for the NBA draft and cheered when our hometown Cavaliers won the rights to the first overall pick.
From the day he walked on stage and shook hands with NBA commissioner David Stern and put on that Cavaliers hat until the day he made his decision, we were watching.
James was more than just a player for our favorite team, he was a boy turned man right in front of our eyes, someone who represented Cleveland with talent and class on a national level.
When he left, it felt to many like losing a family member. A family member who didn't want to be a part of the family anymore.
If James did decide he wanted to return to Cleveland and make it right with the fans, he should certainly expect a mixed reaction.
Cleveland fans are stubborn, and they don't easily forget. It may take some time to come around to the idea of a return, while others may always hold hate in their hearts for James.