— SI Now (@SInowLIVE) July 11, 2014
As he took his time, fans responded by posting witty remarks to Twitter.
Now that the moment has finally arrived, let’s look at people’s reactions to the highly anticipated news that has earned its place in sporting history.
Let's give credit to LeBron James for having such solid sources and breaking this story.
— NOT NBA Tonight (@NOTNBATonight) July 11, 2014
LeBron's essay is the Gettysburg Address for Cleveland.
— RealGM (@RealGM) July 11, 2014
Such a stark difference in "The Decision" and LeBron's SI essay. Only word that comes to mind: mature.
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) July 11, 2014
— Lindsay McCormick (@LindsayM_Sports) July 11, 2014
Who will be the first rapper to reference Lebron going back?
— Dennis Todisco (@DennisTodisco) July 11, 2014
Cleveland gets LeBron and Manziel and it's now the most entertaining sports city in America.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravisBGID) July 11, 2014
Lebron + Wiggins + Kyrie = WOW.
— LebronCenter (@CenterLebron) July 11, 2014
That awkward moment when a Cleveland fan realizes they have to buy a new LeBron jersey because they burned the last one.
— Gabe Ikard (@GabeIkard) July 11, 2014
BREAKING NEWS: LeBron is coming home to the Cavs *Heat fans* pic.twitter.com/ivhVmxQuq3
— BANDANA GAWD (@NoChillNoah) July 11, 2014
If it doesn't work out with the Cavs, the #Browns wouldn't mind having Lebron
— NFL STATS (@NFL_Stats) July 11, 2014
Every "Heat fan" just became a "Cavalier fan" with Lebron Jame's decision
— ATL PROMO (@ATL_PROMO) July 11, 2014
Lebron's final comments to Dwyane Wade… pic.twitter.com/G9twcy1AeQ
— Elite Daily (@EliteDaily) July 11, 2014
And with that, a vast majority of the fans who enjoyed rooting against Lebron now have a reason to root for him
— Mike Hall (@BTNMikeHall) July 11, 2014
They"ll Love you, Then they'll hate you, Then they Love you all over again. Lebron going back home, they love him again. The life of sports
— Giavanni Ruffin (@Giavanni_Ruffin) July 11, 2014
LeBron James is still the man. Thank you for what you did here in Miami… forever a fan
— Onilem Bonez Alfonso (@DeaBonez) July 11, 2014