He is still a country boy and it is time for the people of Ohio to stop hating him for being a man and doing what he thought was the best for him, his career, and family. Hit the jump for the rest of the ad.
LeBron James took out a full-page ad today in the Akron Beacon Journal to thank his hometown fans: ‘‘Akron is my home, and central focus of my life,’’ says the ad. “It’s where I started, and it’s where I will always come back to.” James, who jumped ship to the Miami Heat from Cleveland, will be back home this weekend for his annual charity bike-a-thon, the newspaper notes.
‘‘You can be sure that I will continue to do everything I can for this city, which is so important to my family and me,’’ his ad says. ‘‘Thank you for your love and support. You mean everything to me.’’