LeBron James was heavily booed by Cleveland Cavaliers fans at Quicken Loans Arena during his return to his former city as a member of the Miami Heat. Posted by Ben Golliver.
LeBron James, forward for the Miami Heat, returned to Cleveland for the first time on Thursday night, after he left the Cavaliers during the 2010 summer free agency period. After taking his talents to South Beach, how would he be received by the Quicken Loans Arena full of Cavaliers fans on Thursday night? With boos, of course.
James and the Heat were booed heavily as soon as they took the court for warm-ups. James responded by throwing down a monster dunk on his first time through the layup line.
Here's the video of LeBron James taking the court at The Q in Cleveland.
James was the first member of the Heat introduced during player introductions, and he was booed heavily then as well. Teammates Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade were also subject to heavy boos. Center Zydrunas Ilgauskas, also a former member of the Cavaliers, who joined James in Miami, received cheers as he remains very popular in Cleveland.
Here's the video of LeBron James being introduced at The Q in Cleveland.
Click here for the full LeBron James introduction video. Click here to watch video of LeBron James toss the chalk in Cleveland.