The LeBron James returning home to Cleveland as the prodigal son story resonated. Across the nation his approval rating soared, and as the owner helped assemble a super trio people cheered it (unlike when the players decided to control their own destiny in Miami).
Nowhere did it go over as well as Cleveland. For understandable reasons.
Here is a video of Clevelanders reading the essay LeBron penned with Lee Jenkins in Sports Illustrated about his return home.