LeBron James announced he was returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday – and the Internet exploded.
In the two hours following the big news, which shook the sports world, there were more than 2.5 million Tweets mentioning “LeBron” or “@KingJames,” according to official Twitter Data.
Among the Cleveland Cavalier fans rejoicing and the Miami Heat fans weeping, a spattering of celebrities hit Twitter to weigh in on the Return of The King.
Here’s what some folks in Hollywood had to say…
I’ve never been this happy for a city I don’t have a rooting interest in. Congrats, Cleveland. Bravo, LeBron.— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) July 11, 2014
Lebron is keepin his #6 from the Heat and Cleveland is Ok with that. That’s like your wife comin back from Jamaica with a “deon” tattoo.— Owen Benjamin (@OwenBenjamin) July 11, 2014
Drinks on me. Congrats Cleveland on Getn the king bac on his throne !! http://t.co/dimHPYAdf5— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) July 11, 2014
Welcome Home @kingjames. I am excited for the fans and people of Cleveland and Ohio. No fans and people deserve a winner more than them…..— Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) July 11, 2014
“I’ve always been a Cleveland fan”--a billion liars #lebron— Lucas Neff (@RealLucasNeff) July 11, 2014
I am shocked & disappointed in today’s news. However I will never forget what Lebron brought us for 4 years. Thanks for memories @KingJames— Micky Arison (@MickyArison) July 11, 2014
And of course…
You’re welcome, Cleveland.— God (@TheTweetOfGod) July 11, 2014
-- Eric Anderson