Lebron’s Return Sets NBA Record


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LeBron James brings his signature chalk toss back to Cleveland…but fans have to make it rain just to get a ticket.

Last night was the night thousands of Cleveland fans have been waiting for. It was Lebron’s official return to Cleveland as a member of the Cavaliers. After turning his back on the city a lot of fans called him a traitor and went as far as burning his jerseys. But in the last few months since Lebron announced he was returning to Ohio all has seemed to be for given and no one is happier than the fans. And everyone of those fans would pay anything to watch Lebron in person. This drove the Cavaliers opening night tickets to a record setting high. With the “cheap seats” or “nosebleeds” starting at $200 a piece. More than the price of Game 1 of the 2009 NBA Finals where Lebron was on track to winning Cleveland’s first Championship. Courtside seats went for as much as 10k each. It looks as if the pressure got to Lebron last night as the Cavs lost to the less than impressive New York Knicks. Where Lebron had not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, not 5, not 6, not 7….but 8 turnovers. Hopefully as the season progresses and fans get used to Lebron being home the ticket prices will go down and Lebron will hopefully pass the ball to his teammates and not the other team.