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LeBron James Returns To Cleveland: Let's Go Heat!

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LeBron James probably won't get the friendly reception in Cleveland tonight that he enjoyed in Miami last night.
LeBron James probably won't get the friendly reception in Cleveland tonight that he enjoyed in Miami last night.

I'm looking forward to LeBron James returning to Cleveland tonight to take on the Cavs. Of course, I sop up all the NBA can offer so I'd also look forward to a Timberwolves vs. Clippers tilt if that was on TNT tonight.

For the media horde's monitoring the situation at the Q all day - some serious thumb twiddling going on no doubt -- the actual game will be a bit anticlimactic, overshadowed by the pre-game introductions and the post-game reactions. At least I hope so.

No surprises during the game means the Heat will handle the Cavs and keep them safely tucked behind the Pacers in the standings. I've enjoyed the guilty pleasure of scoreboard watching early in the season, a luxury we haven't had around here for a few years. Even the late season runs at the playoffs that involved following the nightly results were only half-hearted, since the lottery actually seemed more appropriate at the time.

But for now, the playoffs are a legit option so it's never too early to track the daily results. I know I should probably root against Miami because the Pacers are only a game behind the Heat, but let's face it, while I hope the team has their sights set on keeping pace with the Heat, I'll stay in reality and hope the team can run ahead of those teams currently behind them in the standings.

Of course, if the Cavs put together a great effort and have a shot at the W down the stretch, I might just change my rooting interest.

While waiting on the tip tonight, enjoy a couple of takes on the LeBron circus taking over Cleveland tonight.