Previous Team: Miami Heat
New Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Contract: 2 years, $42.2 million
Shock Value: 8
When LeBron left Cleveland, the thought of a possible return always remained but most thought that bridge was burned with Dan Gilbert’s letter. There’s never been a player who has had as much passion for his city than LeBron has for Cleveland. Although he did promise the city of Miami more than two championships, once Cleveland had a young star in Kyrie Irving and multiple pieces to get another star through a trade, his return to Cleveland made a lot more sense. As great as LeBron was, he never had enough help in Cleveland to get over the hump his first time around with the Cavs. When it came time to choose between playing with an aging trio or go back home and lead a talented but inexperienced group on a title run, LeBron chose wisely.