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July 12, 2014 Updates

Cleveland embraced the return of the "King" as expected, as the Cavaliers had all but sold out of season tickets less than eight hours after LeBron James announced he would come back to accomplish some unfinished business with the team. A Cavaliers source confirmed to ESPN.com that the team capped season-ticket sales at slightly more than 12,000 tickets Friday, leaving roughly 8,000 tickets per game to be used for group sales and ticket plans. Shortly before 12:30 p.m. ET, when James' decision was revealed, the Cavaliers' ticket phone lines were so jammed that the team began rerouting lines in the office to be used for ticket sales. The Cavaliers sell season tickets only over the phone. ESPN.com

July 11, 2014 Updates

Cleveland embraced the return of the "King" as expected, as the Cavaliers had all but sold out of season tickets less than eight hours after LeBron James announced he would come back to accomplish some unfinished business with the team. A Cavaliers source confirmed to ESPN.com that the team capped season-ticket sales at slightly more than 12,000 tickets Friday, leaving roughly 8,000 tickets per game to be used for group sales and ticket plans. ESPN.com

Pat Riley: While I am disappointed by LeBron's decision to leave Miami, no one can fault another person for wanting to return home. The last four years have been an incredible run for South Florida, HEAT fans, our organization and for all of the players who were a part of it. LeBron is a fantastic leader, athlete, teammate and person, and we are all sorry to see him go. Over the last 19yrs, since Micky and I teamed together, The Miami HEAT has always been a championship organization; we've won multiple championships and competed for many others. Micky, Erik and I remain committed to doing whatever it takes to win and compete for championships for many years to come. We've proven that we can do it and we'll do it again. Hot Hot Hoops

Unlike the rage-filled scenes throughout Ohio when James left the city four years ago, there were no James jerseys burning on the streets in downtown Miami. Just a few people dejectedly walking by the arena, where a digital display on Friday still showed an image of James in his Heat jersey. "We ain't burning no jerseys and all that craziness. It's all good," said Steve Clark, 55, a Miami native who works at the arena. "We'll be alright." USA Today Sports

LeBron James has reached out to former teammate Mike Miller with the hopes that he will join him on the Cleveland Cavaliers, sources told ESPN.com. Miller, who is a free agent, put advanced talks about joining the Denver Nuggets on hold to explore the option after learning James was going to Cleveland, sources said. ESPN.com

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