‘Tell the world that I’m coming home’
James W. Wade III | 7/16/2014, 10:47 a.m.
If Aloe Blacc’s “The Man” lyrics can get Kevin Garnett off the bus to face a few screaming fans, rapper J. Cole’s “I’m Coming Home” can bring LeBron James back for redemption from an entire city of broken-hearted fans now ready to grant “for6iveness.”
Cole must have channeled his inner-Lebron when he wrote what has to be the basketball sensation’s soundtrack to his current life situation. Cole’s lyrics: “I’m coming home/I’m coming home/ Tell the world I’m coming home/Let the rain wash away all the pain of yesterday/I know my kingdom awaits and they’ve forgiven my mistakes/I’m coming home, I’m coming home/Tell the world I’m coming…” couldn’t be more crucial to the King’s rebound.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are ready to enter the 2014 season with a bang. Four-time NBA MVP LeBron James will be returning to Cleveland to help the Cavaliers win a championship in the future. The team is now made up of four overall No. 1 picks.
James, the Akron, Ohio native returns to the Cavaliers where he remains the franchise’s leader in points scored (15,251 with the team). He joins Kyrie Irving, Anthony Bennett and 2014 No. 1 draft pick Andrew Wiggins to put a nice team together.
After hearing about James’ return to Cleveland, more than 12,000 tickets were sold and season ticket deposits went from $200.00 to $500.00. Approximately 8,000 seats per game are left for group sales and other specials.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have also acquired center Brendan Haywood and the draft rights to forward Dwight Powell, the 45th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, from the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for guard Scotty Hopson and cash considerations.
Haywood has played in 794 career NBA games (548 starts) throughout his 12-year career for Washington, Dallas and Charlotte with averages of 6.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 23.4 minutes. His career field goal percentage of .528 ranks ninth among active players. Haywood was a member of Dallas’ 2011 NBA Championship team, and has appeared in 53 career postseason games, averaging 6.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks, while shooting .564 from the field.
Most of the focus is on James returning to the Cavaliers, but no one can ignore the chatter about Wiggins’ first game for the Cavaliers in the summer league game against the Milwaukee Bucks in Las Vegas where he played hard and put up 18 points.
The show down between the No. 1 overall pick and the No. 2 overall pick – Wiggins and Jabari Parker – who both showcased huge NBA potential in their informal professional debuts. The Cleveland Cavaliers outlasted the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday with Wiggins’ 18. Parker scored 17.
Wiggins will be a force to deal with playing with James and Irving this year. In the game of the summer league Wiggins pulled off a 360-degree, behind-the-back dunk in warm-ups while in the layup line.
While the Cavaliers are still wheeling and dealing for Ray Allen and Mike Miller, they have come forth and stood strong on keeping Wiggins in Cleveland. They are not trading Wiggins in any deal for Kevin Love. They can probably still get Love, because eventually, Minnesota isn’t going to want to lose him for nothing.