In any relationship, it's how you break up that will dictate whether or not you will remain friends or turn into mortal enemies. Similarly, if a beloved athlete leaves his original team without too much acrimony (i.e., Wayne Gretzky departing Edmonton), he can usually expect a warm reception upon his return home. However, if a superstar decides to up and leave out of nowhere—like LeBron James bolting Cleveland for Miami—you can be sure that the spurned faithful will be much less forgiving. And we're not just talking about the traditional boos and fuck-yous—dozens of uniformed and undercover police officers will be stationed around Quicken Loans Arena tonight in anticipation of the rancor that will accompany Bron Bron's return to Cleveland. Shit could get ugly. So, on the day of LeBron’s return, here are The Harshest Homecomings in Sports. Note to Cleveland: Try to set the bar even higher...

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