FROM STEVE BRENNER
It was an image that could have been plucked from the most heartwarming of Christmas tales.
LeBron James, affectionately and deservedly called ‘The King’, returned to his Miami kingdom on Thursday for the first time since departing for Cleveland last summer. James was, and is, still loved in South Beach. Florida sports fans, especially in the state’s cultural hub, adore a hero and after winning two NBA titles, he will forever be one.
The four-time MVP received a warm welcome and clearly loved being reunited with old friends – no more so than Heat star Dwyane Wade, his partner in points during the recent glory years.