LeBron James leaves, returns to Cleveland: a tale of two front pages

July 11, 2014

Flashback to 2009. (Lori Shepler / AP)

Nowhere is the whiplash effect of LeBron James’ rude departure and his triumphantly emotional return more evident than in the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s cover images from 2010 and for Saturday.

First, “Home”…

And … “Gone,” with the tiny print pointing out an absence of championship rings.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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Cindy Boren · July 11, 2014