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Lakers news: Cavs set to honor LeBron James with special tribute video

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In his first return to Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday, the Cavaliers are set to honor James with a special tribute.

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Star forward LeBron James is set to make his first trip back to Cleveland to play at the Quicken Loans Arena against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. 

In honor of the return to the arena where he began his career, the Cavaliers are expected to play a special video tribute for James, according to Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are planning to honor LeBron James with a special video tribute during Wednesday night’s game — his first return to Quicken Loans Arena since joining the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency this summer — sources told cleveland.com.

James has spent 11 years of his career with the Cavaliers where he experienced much success with the franchise where he took them to great heights with five trips to the NBA Finals including winning their first NBA title. The 33-year-old also holds various team records such as most points scored (23,119), assists (6,228), made field goals (8,369), 3-pointers made (1,251), steals (1,376), rebound (6,190), and games played (849). 

He has experienced much success with the franchise while establishing himself as one of the all-time greats in team history that has left an indubitable mark on the organization and the city. This is something that should likely draw a much better response this time around in his return given what he accomplished his second tenure guiding the franchise to four straight NBA Finals appearances and a championship in the four-year span. 

The early sense time around that there may be a much more appreciative response from the crowd given what he has helped the franchise accomplish as he was the driving force for the franchise. The fact that the team is going to play a video tribute speaks to the type of tone and feeling that there is around James. This just adds another element to what should be an intriguing return.

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Bob Garcia IV

Staff Writer at Sports Out West
Bob Garcia IV is a sports journalist from Southern California. He's currently the Los Angeles Lakers beat writer for Sports Out West. He is also currently covering the NBA and NFL for ClutchPoints. He was previously the beat writer for LA Rams Report for Scout.com, which is a website dedicated to covering the Rams. Lastly, he was a reporter for the award-winning newspaper, The Daily Sundial, at California State University, Northridge. You can follow him on Twitter, @BGarciaivsports.
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