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LeBron James is heading to LA but he won’t close door on return to Cleveland

LeBron James speaks at the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, Monday, July 30, 2018. The I Promise School is supported by the The LeBron James Family Foundation and is run by the Akron Public Schools. | Phil Long/Associated Press

AKRON, Ohio — LeBron James won’t rule out a second homecoming in Cleveland.

The NBA superstar, who earlier this month ended his second stint with the Cavaliers by signing a four-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, told The Associated Press on Monday there could be a day when he plays in his home state again.

Asked if he could end his career in Cleveland, James says he doesn’t “close the chapter on anything or close the book on anything.”

When James announced he was leaving the Cavs, Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert said the team would retire “the famous #23 Cavs jersey one day down the line.”

James says he didn’t know about Gilbert’s comment. But he says it’s awesome.