LeBron James captured the imagination of the sporting world on Friday when he announced his return to Cleveland in a first-person piece in Sports Illustrated.
Here are some of our favourite lines from LeBron's essay, as told to SI writer Lee Jenkins.
'Where I bled'
“Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio. It’s where I walked. It’s where I ran. It’s where I cried. It’s where I bled.”
“Remember when I was sitting up there at the Boys & Girls Club in 2010? I was thinking, This is really tough. I could feel it.”
'Nothing is given'
“In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have.”
'Get to work'
“I’m not having a press conference or a party. After this, it’s time to get to work.”
'I've made mistakes'
“Everybody makes mistakes. I’ve made mistakes as well. Who am I to hold a grudge?”
“We’re not ready right now. No way.”