LeBron James, the Akron native who thrilled Ohio basketball fans for most of his 25 years, is taking his show on the road.
James announced during a prime-time show on ESPN that he will suit up for the Miami Heat next season. He will join his former Olympic teammates Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, himself a recent Heat free agent recruit, in search of an NBA title.
James completed his seventh NBA season with the Cleveland Cavaliers with a 94-85 playoff loss to the Boston Celtics May 13.
James made the announcement toward the end of the 60-minute telecast.