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In an interview with ESPN, the NBA legend/commentator advocates the King’s return to his home state.

“I’ve always thought he was going to go back to Cleveland,” Barkley said. “Nobody dislikes LeBron. I think LeBron made a huge mistake with that ‘Decision’ crap. He’s come back and since admitted that. That’s the only thing people hold against LeBron.

“He’s a great player, a great person. I hope he goes back to Cleveland,” he continued. “Those fans in Miami are not real fans, those fans in Cleveland are real fans. I’ve always hoped he would go back to Cleveland. That would be a great way to finish his career.”

The question is: Can the Cavs offer James something he wants? The team finished last season with a dismal 33-49 record, missed the playoffs, and fired coach Mike Brown.

However, on a bright note, they’ve won the No. 1 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft — where they could add a top prospect, or gain a veteran in a trade.