Cleveland hasn’t had this much good news since the first time LeBron James came to town.
First there was the arrival of Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel in May’s NFL draft. Then on Tuesday, the national Republican Party all but handed Cleveland its 2016 national convention and hundreds of millions of dollars in business.
And on Friday the city landed perhaps the biggest prize of all – the return of its prodigal son. James, the four-time NBA MVP and Akron native who once spurned gritty Cleveland for glamorous Miami, is coming home to northeast Ohio.