James thanks Ohio hometown fans with newspaper ad
The Associated Press
AKRON, Ohio -- As he leaves to play basketball in Miami, LeBron James is showing appreciation to his Ohio hometown fans with a full-page newspaper ad.
James thanks people in Akron for their love and support in the ad in Tuesday's Akron Beacon Journal. He calls the city his home and the "central focus" of his life and says he will continue to do all he can for Akron and will always come back.
There's no mention of nearby Cleveland, where he played seven seasons for the Cavaliers. Last month he announced his decision to move on to the Miami Heat, leaving some Ohio fans feeling burned.
The ad features photos of James at events in Akron, including his annual charity bike-a-thon. This year's is scheduled for Saturday, and James plans to appear.
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