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Micky Arison Bids Farewell to LeBron James by Thanking Him for the Memories

MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 29: Owner Micky Arison presents LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat with his ring during the ceremony before the game against the Chicago Bulls on October 29, 2013 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJuly 11, 2014

LeBron James is heading back to the Cleveland Cavaliers, so Miami Heat owner Micky Arison will have to find a way to move on.

As much as the news of the homecoming may have hurt Arison, he sent the man who helped bring two championships to Miami a classy farewell message:

Of course, that tweet is just a bit different from the letter that Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert posted after James left Cleveland for Miami four years ago:

via themarysue.com

The situations are a bit different, however. Gilbert was upset that James left to go chase championships, and Arison is appreciative that the superstar helped the Heat dominate the Eastern Conference during his four seasons in South Beach.

The Miami Heat's official Twitter also thanked James with all class.

Arison's tweet and Miami's official message once again proved that the Heat are a classy organization. The Heat owner likely understands that Ohio has a special place in James' heart, so he thanked him for the good times and sent him on his way.

[Micky Arison]

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