James left the Cavaliers for a second time this offseason, although it's likely the reaction to his decision will be much kinder this time around.
After announcing on national television that he was choosing the Miami Heat in 2010, he was enemy No. 1 as fans burned his jerseys. When he returned to Cleveland for the first time with his new team, he was greeted by boos and chants of "Akron hates you."
However, James re-signed with the Cavs in 2014 and brought the team its first championship in 2016.
Although there are still plenty of upset fans in Ohio, there wasn't the same vitriol when he left for Los Angeles. It's also hard to complain about a person who recently opened up a school in Akron for at-risk kids.
Still, the November meeting between the Lakers and Cavaliers will be a highly anticipated matchup to see how the players, fans and everyone else react once James steps into the building.