CLEVELAND — Cleveland is absolutely buzzing about the possibility of LeBron James returning to the Cavaliers.
The rumors have been flying for awhile, but things really took off online this weekend.
“I was texting with a friend who is directly tied in with LeBron’s camp Friday and he told me it was a done deal,” said Jonathan Gotschall, of Canton.
Gotschall owns Caroline Cupcake’s in Canton so he posted it on the store’s Facebook page.
The post went viral but that was only the beginning.
“I went on vacation and get a message from a source who has always been good to me that Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert’s plane was headed to South Beach,” said Joe Lull, who hosts an afternoon sports show on 92.3 The Fan.
Joe tweeted it out and it was retweeted almost a thousand times.
Gilbert responded via twitter that, “Sorry folks but enjoying weather in my backyard today.”
But the online activity only intensified as the weekend progressed.
To add fuel to the flames, Chris Broussard of ESPN, tweeted Sunday that Cleveland has replaced Miami as his frontrunner to land LeBron James.
Cleveland has replaced Miami as my frontrunner to land LeBron James…
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 7, 2014
Monday morning, it was also discovered that the Cavaliers removed Dan Gilbert’s open letter to LeBron James from the team website.
“The letter was actually removed three years ago. What existed was the URL address of the letter that was still alive in the old web page system the Cavs used back in 2010. It was discovered recently and completely deleted late Sunday night,” said Tad Carper, with the Cavaliers Monday afternoon.