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Newspaper Front Pages Get Blown out for LeBron's Return to Cavs, Except NY Times

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Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistDecember 20, 2016

LeBron James is returning to Cleveland, so newspapers around the country were able to show just how creative they can be by coming up with headlines and graphics.

On Friday afternoon, Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins broke the news that James was returning home. From that point on, the media went to work on the story.

The Plain Dealer didn't waste much time in revealing what its front page would look like on Saturday:

This was a bit of a happier sight for Cleveland readers than the cover on the day after "The Decision":

The Plain Dealer came up with another cover page that played off that 2010 cover:

Some newspapers around the United States made sure that their covers stood out with bold headlines and pictures of James. The New York Times' sports page stood out in a different way:

Here are some of the other newspaper covers that stood out on Saturday:

Akron Beacon Journal

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The (Elyria, Ohio) Chronicle-Telegram 

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The (Massillon, Ohio) Independent

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The (Willoughby, Ohio) News-Herald

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The Columbus Dispatch

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South Florida Sun-Sentinel (front page and sports section)

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Miami Herald

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The Washington Post

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The Wall Street Journal

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New York Daily News

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New York Post

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