LeBron James Not Ruling Out Return to Cleveland at Some Point in Career, Hopes Fans Would Accept Him

LeBron James Not Ruling Out Return to Cleveland at Some Point in Career, Hopes Fans Would Accept HimLeBron James is at it again, and now he's discussing a possible return to where it all started.

James is in Cleveland for the Heat's matchup with the Cavaliers on Friday night, and at practice on Thursday, James said that he's not ruling out a return to Cleveland.

"I think it would be great, it would be fun to play in front of these fans again," the Miami forward told reporters, according to ESPN.com.

Those fans, of course, are expected to shower James with boos and jeers on Friday night, as they have in each of his returns since he jetted Cleveland via "The Decision" in the summer of 2010. 

Those hard feelings haven't subsided much on the fans' side, but James said that he has no ill will toward the fans or city and hopes that they would welcome him back should he decide to return at some point in his career.

"I had a lot of fun times here," James said. "You can't predict the future. Hopefully you continue to stay healthy. I'm here as a Miami player and I'm happy where I am now but I don't rule that out in any sense. If I decide to come back, hopefully the fans will accept me."

Until that actually does happen, though, James can expect the hostile reaction from Cavs fans to continue.

"It doesn't sting anymore," James said. "The booing isn't as bad as it was last year so it's not even a big deal."

James has played the Cavs six times since leaving for the Heat. He's averaged 25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists per contest in those games.

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