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LeBron’s Return To Cleveland Comes Dec. 2

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(Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (AP) LeBron James’ homecoming game is set for Dec. 2.

The NBA’s 2010-11 schedule sends James and the Miami Heat to Cleveland that night for the MVP’s first game in Ohio as the visitor.

Fans who watched the kid from Akron turn the Cavaliers into one of the league’s best teams were irate when James went on national TV last month to announce he was leaving as a free agent.

The league unveiled its full schedule Tuesday after releasing portions of it a week ago. The Heat’s first game, on Oct. 26 at Boston, and first matchup with the defending champion Lakers on Christmas had already been announced.

The Lakers and Celtics will meet for the first time since Game 7 of the NBA finals on Jan. 30 in Los Angeles. The rematch in Boston comes on Feb. 10.

Chris Bosh, who like James went to Miami to form an All-Star trio with Dwyane Wade, will face his old fans for the first time when the Heat visit Toronto on Feb. 16.

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