LeBron James may have headed back to his hometown (and first team) in a more conspicuous fashion than any other athlete, but King James was hardly the first to head back home. The best? Maybe. Probably. But not the first.
There have been several instances of players returning from whence they came, sometimes for glory, sometimes for show, and sometimes because that’s just where they belonged. While the results from heading home are often mixed, it’s a pretty symbolic gesture, intentional or otherwise.
Here are nine such instances.