From ‘Homecoming King’ to ‘End of an Era’: How newspaper front pages handled LeBron’s decision

On Friday we highlighted The Plain Dealer’s famous 2010 front page when LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat. Here’s how that newspaper — and others, from Ohio to Florida — handled his decision to return to Northeast Ohio (most images courtesy Newseum):

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer

 
Akron Beacon Journal

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The (Elyria, Ohio) Chronicle-Telegram

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The (Massillon, Ohio) Independent

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The (Willoughby, Ohio) News-Herald

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The Columbus Dispatch

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South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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(Sports section front courtesy Sun-Sentinel)
 
Miami Herald

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El Nuevo Herald
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Daily News

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New York Post

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The New York Times

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The Wall Street Journal

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The Washington Post

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  • Bob61

    Classic headline from El Nuevo Herald:
    “LeBron Runs out”(apparently on the fans in S FL.)
    Ironic,especially coming from that particular media source,to criticize a man moving somewhere else that he honestly believes will be better for his family and future.
    Maybe they should rename their paper El Nuevo Hipócrita.