LeBron James wooed the support of fans from northeast Ohio to Texas, Los Angeles to New York — just maybe not South Beach — with his essay in Sports Illustrated last week, which explained his decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014-15.
The prodigal son narrative — and emotive, catchy “Coming Home” tune — resonated across the country.
It also inspired this awesome project by Elite Daily, which put together homegrown teams for each current NBA franchise (plus the Seattle SuperSonics).
Who would the Suns field? Why, Jerryd Bayless, Richard Jefferson, Carrick Felix, Larry Owens and Channing Frye.
Not quite the squad the Chicago Bulls or Los Angeles Clippers would be blessed with but, hey, it was a cool idea.