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This epic homecoming tale recounts one of the greatest Cleveland sports stories ever - how LeBron James and the Cavaliers took fans on a roller coaster ride from despair to hope and, finally, to glory as the 2016 NBA champions. Fans felt gut-punched in 2010 when local hero and MVP LeBron James announced he was leaving the Cavaliers and Northeast Ohio for Miami. The Cavs nose-dived in the standings and struggled to recover. Then, in June 2014, LeBron announced he was coming home. And he had a mission: Lead the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals and give Cleveland its first championship in 52 years. But would LeBron's return be enough to restore his reputation, revive the franchise, and reward the long-suffering fans? Veteran Cleveland sportswriter Terry Pluto tells how it all happened.

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Terry Pluto

Terry Pluto is a sports columnist for the . He has twice been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors as the nations top sports columnist for medium-sized newspapers. He is a nine-time winner of the Ohio Sports Writer of the Year award and has received more than 50 state and local writing awards. In 2005 he was inducted into the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame. He is the author of 23 books, including (selected by the as one of the five notable sports books of 1989) , and L, which was ranked number 13 on s list of the top 100 sports books of all time. He was called Perhaps the best American writer of sports books, by the in 1997. He lives with his wife, Roberta, in Akron, Ohio. "

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