LAS VEGAS (AP) - NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he was ''moved'' when he read LeBron James' essay in Sports Illustrated that outlined the reasons for his return to Cleveland.
Silver says he found out about James' decision much the way most people did - he opened a link to the story on Twitter. He says he doesn't favor one team over the other and has great respect for the Miami Heat and everything they accomplished with James on the team the last four years.
But he says James' decision to return to his home state ''says a lot about who he is, who he's become over the last four years.''
Silver called it ''a great moment for the league.''

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Jazz vs. Kings Prediction Will the Kings cover the spread tonight when they host the visiting Jazz at 10:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Wizards vs. Clippers Prediction Are the Wizards a good underdog play for bettors tonight against the Clippers at 10:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Spurs Prediction Will the Warriors upset the Spurs tonight when the two teams clash in San Antonio at 9:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Mavericks vs. Pelicans Prediction Will tonight's Mavericks and Pelicans matchup be a defensive struggle at 8:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Pacers vs. Grizzlies Prediction Is the under a good bet tonight when the Grizzlies host the Pacers at 8:00PM ET?

NBA Team Pages