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Return of the King Audiobook

Return of the King: LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Greatest Comeback in NBA History

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Publisher's Summary

The inside story of LeBron James' return and ultimate triumph in Cleveland.

What really happened when LeBron James stunned the NBA by leaving a potential dynasty in Miami to come home to play with the Cleveland Cavaliers? How did the Cavs use secret meetings to put together the deal to add star Kevin Love? Who really made the controversial decision to fire coach David Blatt when the team was in first place? Where did the greatest comeback in NBA history truly begin - and end?

Return of the King takes you onto the private planes, inside the locker room conversations, and into the middle of the intense huddles where one of the greatest stories in basketball history took place, resulting in the Cavs winning the 2016 NBA title after trailing the Golden State Warriors three games to one.

You'll hear from all the characters involved - the players, the executives, the agents, and the owners - as they reveal stories never before told. Get the background on all the controversies, the rivalries, and the bad blood from two reporters who were there for every day, plot twist, and social media snafu as they take you through the fascinating ride that culminated in a heart-stopping game seven.

©2017 Brian Windhorst (P)2017 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"I've always admired Brian's acumen and his seasoned perspective. This story with Dave McMenamin of LeBron and the Cleveland Cavaliers' championship run is captivating and filled with spectacular detail." (Tracy McGrady, seven-time NBA All-Star)

"Brian Windhorst and Dave McMenamin don't just cover the NBA. They live it. And in Return of the King, their storytelling has never been better. From the decision-making process in the Cavaliers' front office which led to LeBron James' return, to the assembly of a championship roster, to the players-only email from GM David Griffin with the Cavs down 3-1 in the NBA Finals, to the candid exchanges between LeBron and Tyronn Lue, there is nothing left uncovered. Man, what a compelling read!" (Ernie Johnson, studio host of TNT's Inside the NBA)

"On the court and off, the LeBron James journey back to Cleveland and back to a championship is one of the most intriguing stories in NBA history. Brian and Dave do a masterful job of adding context, details, and behind-the-scenes anecdotes to the signing, the season, and the series. Return of the King is a great way to remember all that led up to the Finals and the greatest comeback." (Mike Tirico, NBC Sports)

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    Kyriakos Dimitrios Kantarakias 05-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A nice review"

    That was an awesome book. The author goes into great depth about Lebron without being yellow at all. I recommend. The narration is really nice.

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    Amazon Customer 05-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great insight"

    Good look into what it took to get them to the championship and what it took to bring the team together

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    Eric 05-11-17
    Eric 05-11-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Solid"

    Positives: Windhorst does well on the narration and doesn't come across as a Cleveland homer. The book is well-written.
    Negatives: The book doesn't contain many new revelations if you're someone who followed basketball closely during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 NBA seasons.

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    Mick Foley 04-30-17
    Mick Foley 04-30-17 Member Since 2017
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    "All hail Windhorst and McMenamin"

    Read Windy since ABJ. He is the king. narrated to perfection by him. great writing, great reporting.

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    Tbraz 04-28-17
    Tbraz 04-28-17 Member Since 2014
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    "A must have for all Cavs fans..."

    loved it... every word. i was forced to relive every minute of the last years playoffs and enjoyed every moment. The author outdid himself with this one.

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    laronn 04-23-17
    laronn 04-23-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Definition of a King"

    A must read. This books goes deep. You will learn somethings you thought you knew. Gilbert Cav's owner is a good dude. Ty Lue keep doing what you do. A true dig 3. The shot, the block and the stop.....

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    Milosh 04-21-17
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    "useless"

    Nothing that couldn't be found on ESPN already.There is very little new details and while Brian is probably best NBA reporter his presentation wasn't good enough for audiobook.Maybe I had just to big expectations

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    Christopher S. Doyle Honolulu HI 04-21-17
    Christopher S. Doyle Honolulu HI 04-21-17 Member Since 2016

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    "The champs are here!"

    Such a great read! Windhorst does a great job dissecting everything from LeBron's decision to return to the Cavs to their improbable championship run. So much I didn't know is in this book. Great read!

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    Vince Vrhovnik 04-20-17
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    "Outstanding."

    Literally brought me to tears. A must read/listen for any Cavs fan. Windy and Dave did this story justice.

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    Robby Baber INDEPENDENCE, MO, US 04-18-17
    Robby Baber INDEPENDENCE, MO, US 04-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "The Greatest Player in the World"

    If you're a LeBron fan you will love this book. Brian takes you right to Bron's side and let's you see what this magnificent journey was like. Let's go Cavs! Defend the Land!!

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