LeBron James went home to Cleveland this summer, the place where he began his pro career in the state he grew up in. You might have heard the news. James was widely praised for his decision to forego the bright lights of Miami–and potentially of New York or LA–for homier digs in Cleveland. The Cavaliers are expected to compete for the NBA title this year.
Now Kevin Garnett, a certain Hall of Famer, is headed home too after a trade that sent Thaddeus Young to Brooklyn for Garnett. Garnett had to waive his no-trade clause to get the deal done. Garnett is in his 20th season–and he won’t write, as LeBron did, a Sports Illustrated cover story about his return home. Garnett played his first 12 seasons for the Timberwolves, then escaped to win a championship with Boston. He’s not the player he once was (he’s averaging about 7 points and 7 rebounds this season) and it’s not clear what the Timberwolves hope to get out of the aging star. But he’s home. He made the cover of the Timberwolves site anyway.