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LeBron James Decision: Celebrity Reaction

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LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010 -- Getty Images

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LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010 -- Getty Images

LeBron James announced he was returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday – and the Internet exploded.

In the two hours following the big news, which shook the sports world, there were more than 2.5 million Tweets mentioning “LeBron” or “@KingJames,” according to official Twitter Data.

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Among the Cleveland Cavalier fans rejoicing and the Miami Heat fans weeping, a spattering of celebrities hit Twitter to weigh in on the Return of The King.

Here’s what some folks in Hollywood had to say…

Seth Meyers:

I’ve never been this happy for a city I don’t have a rooting interest in. Congrats, Cleveland. Bravo, LeBron.

— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) July 11, 2014

Vanessa Bayer:

Also just found out there is now a Madewell in Beachwood Place so many Cleveland dreams are coming true! #believe @KingJames @madewell1937

— Vanessa Bayer (@vanessabayer) July 11, 2014

Comedian Owen Benjamin:

Lebron is keepin his #6 from the Heat and Cleveland is Ok with that. That’s like your wife comin back from Jamaica with a “deon” tattoo.

— Owen Benjamin (@OwenBenjamin) July 11, 2014

Snoop Dogg:

Drinks on me. Congrats Cleveland on Getn the king bac on his throne !!

— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) July 11, 2014

Wendi McLendon-Covey:

In honor of Lebron’s announcement, enjoy some Ohio Players - Everybody Up!!: via @YouTube

— Wendi McLendon-Covey (@wendimclendonco) July 11, 2014

NFL star/Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel:

YESSSSSSSS!! Couldn’t be happier for my guy @KingJames and the @cavs #Cleveland

Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) July 11, 2014

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert:

Welcome Home @kingjames. I am excited for the fans and people of Cleveland and Ohio. No fans and people deserve a winner more than them…..

— Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) July 11, 2014

Lucas Neff:

“I’ve always been a Cleveland fan”--a billion liars #lebron

— Lucas Neff (@RealLucasNeff) July 11, 2014

Miami Heat owner Micky Arison:

I am shocked & disappointed in today’s news. However I will never forget what Lebron brought us for 4 years. Thanks for memories @KingJames

— Micky Arison (@MickyArison) July 11, 2014

And of course…


You’re welcome, Cleveland.

— God (@TheTweetOfGod) July 11, 2014

-- Eric Anderson

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