Video: Lakers' LeBron James Gets Ovation from Cavaliers Fans in Pregame Intro

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistNovember 22, 2018

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 21: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers prior to the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on November 21, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. 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. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Eight years after his first return to Cleveland as an opposing player, LeBron James received a much different ovation from fans inside Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday.

During pregame introductions, Cleveland Cavaliers fans greeted James with a huge round of applause:

Spencer Davies @SpinDavies

Cleveland has been overwhelmingly supportive of LeBron at the Q before the game. Defeaning cheers during intros. https://t.co/WAriYKVE5A

If you recall James' first game in Cleveland as a member of the Miami Heat in December 2010, he was roundly booed every time he touched the ball. 

This time, though, Cavs fans shouldn't be angry with James for joining the Los Angeles Lakers. He delivered on his promise to bring the franchise a championship during the 2015-16 season and led them to four straight appearances in the NBA Finals from 2014-18.