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Social media reacts to LeBron James' announcement

In case you haven't heard, four-time MVP LeBron James wrote an essay today to explain his decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

It was an announcement sports fans have been waiting for ... and so was social media.

Here are a just a few of the best reactions from Twitter, including this one from a fan that may have influenced LeBron back in 2013: More from AOL.com:
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ohogwash July 11 2014 at 8:02 PM

He grew up. Found his priorities and made his family # 1. It is his choice and the fans are not in his shoes… athletes move and trade all the time and taking it personally isn't your call. He wanted a championship team and Cleveland couldn't deliver his dreams. Now that he has the trophy he has part of his dream. Hope James enjoys the rest of his life.

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walkingwolf July 12 2014 at 8:47 AM

88 million dollars....????wtf....thats one high priced male *****...while you poor idiots starve and scramble to pay your electric bills and put food on the table he getss 88 million for bouncing a ball up and down the court...THIS is whats wrong with this country...

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rcsyes July 12 2014 at 7:43 AM

I use to love basketball.
That was when the players were NOT making 20 million a year guaranteed contracts.
I use to love basketball.
That was when you could watch your favorite team play on Free TV.
I use to love basketball.
That was when players had an extreme sense of loyalty to their team.
I use to love basketball.
That was when illegal ball handling like "double dribbling", "walking" "carrying or palming" was called.
I use to love basketball.
That was when the team was comprised of decent people you could invite to your home and not a bunch of thugs.

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jdsept rcsyes July 12 2014 at 9:21 AM

LOL LOL P{layers make 20 mil because ethe pie is so large and can pay 20 mil. paying 20 mil the owners still make a bundle. You want the owners to make more? Players making less doesn't drop the size of the pile to be split up. Being 68, there were few free Knick games on TV 30 years ago. Now with cable I see all of them by CHOICE. YOU don't have to buy cable if YOU don't want it. But of course YOU think YOU are entitled to free games. Talk about the entitlement generation. Yeah the agme has changed but so has all games. I remember when there was no jump shot just the old two hand set shop. But of course the forward pass in football was once illegal. we really need to go back to those days? Dr J and Jordan flying through the air is what made hoops popular today. One always allows what the money brings in. Also NOT all NBA players are thugs. by the numbers a small percentage get arrested. Some have been arrested for nasty things and could be punished mire harshly.

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Wes rcsyes July 13 2014 at 1:49 AM

I hope this isn't supposed to be a poem. Sort of "thuggish" in the way it's written.

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EDWIN RODRIGUEZ July 11 2014 at 10:24 PM

who gives a rat's ass about a hole and leave God out of this. God has taking a giant **** on him, follow the smell and you'll fine Lebron James where ever he goes it stanks

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Wes EDWIN RODRIGUEZ July 13 2014 at 1:52 AM

Maybe He can teach you how to spell. lol

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GamblingMan July 11 2014 at 9:48 PM

Don't worry Heat fans now you'll at least get to see what a great coach Spoelstra is!! Nice to see a top free agent going to a small market team.

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tenny99461 July 11 2014 at 6:49 PM

Who the * cares where he goes?! Take the rest of those players off the court and see how well he does by himself!

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cvanac8550 July 11 2014 at 7:49 PM

I don't give ahoot about BB but his essay was great..Hey money or not I don't know the story but ..He and his family going from Miami to Cleveland thats going form the Ritz to Motel 6 maybe his reasons are honorable..not much of that in Sports today.....

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mark July 11 2014 at 8:17 PM

Funny that the same Cavs fans who were calling for his head a few years ago will now accept him back with open arms.... gotta love it

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tripped49 mark July 12 2014 at 3:08 AM

If Milwaukee can accept Ryan Braun after what he did then why not accept him back?

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jdsept mark July 12 2014 at 9:02 AM

Gee a guy with 4 MVPS and 2 championships hardly chokes. He won how many NBA finals NBA MVPs?

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geddy37 July 11 2014 at 9:38 PM

Several high-profile, know-it-all, loud-mouthed, arrogant sports talk show hosts are going to need invasive surgery to get their nasty, stinky feet out of their own mouths. I specifically name JIM ROME.

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MAD_DAWG1 July 11 2014 at 7:39 PM

It does not matter were he goes.
The refs are not going to GIVE HIM ANYMORE CHAMPIONSHIPS.

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