Whether he was a child prodigy in Akron, a star rookie with the Cavaliers, winning championships with the Miami Heat or doing the same back in his home state few people have meant as much to Cleveland as LeBron James -- and 2017 was no exception.

From the Cavs' third straight run to the Finals to the highly publicized trade to Kyrie Irving to the start of what looks like another MVP season, James has been responsible for no shortage of headlines this past year. With that in mind, let's take a look back at the most-read James-related stories we've shared over the course of 2017.

10. Steph Curry mocks LeBron James while Kyrie Irving laughs

Irving's July request for a trade from the Cavaliers was already big enough news. But rumblings of a rift between himself and James only grew louder when the 4-time All-Star was caught on video laughing along as Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry mocked James' now-infamous workout routine at Harrison Barnes' wedding.

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9. PHOTOS | Check out LeBron James' new $23 million dollar Los Angeles mansion

Despite returning "home" in the summer of 2014, James has spent his past few offseasons living in Los Angeles. In December, James added to his 'Tinsletown' real estate portfolio, purchasing a new $23 million mansion in the neighborhood of Brentwood.

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8. Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James ejected from game for first time in career

Over the course of his 15-year career, there's little James hasn't accomplished. But the 4-time MVP picked up a career first on Nov. 28, when he was ejected from the Cavs' victory over the Miami Heat.

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7. Flashdance time: LeBron James sings 'Maniac' on Carpool Karaoke

From Jay-Z to Usher to Michael Sembello, James showed off his singing skills in a special episode of Carpool Karaoke, which featured a special cameo from none other than Ice Cube.

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6. LeBron James says: There's a new sheriff in town, rips Charles Barkley

After Hall of Famer Charles Barkley ripped James for comments he made about the Cavs' roster composition, the Cavs megastar opted not to bite his tongue. Firing back at the TNT analyst, James referenced personal problems in Barkley's past, while giving himself a new nickname in the process.

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5. LeBron James' family visits 'American Ninja Warrior'

With a series of tapings for its ninth season, 'American Ninja Warrior' took over Public Square. The James family apparently took notice, opting to stop by and check out the popular game show.

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4. LeBron James likes interesting Instagram post regarding Kyrie Irving

As the Cavs waited to give their final approval to the Boston Celtics on the Irving trade, James appeared to do his best to mend fences with his former teammate. At least that's what it seemed like when he liked a post on Instagram highlighting a happier time in their friendship.

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3. LeBron James gives Nike shoes to Cleveland Clinic kids

For as amazing as James is on the court, one could argue the Akron native is even more impressive off it. That was once again the case in March, when James donated several pairs of his Nike signature shoes to children at the Cleveland Clinic.

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2. REPORT: LeBron James '100 percent leaving' Cleveland Cavaliers after upcoming season

As 2018 approaches, James' impending free agency figures to be one of the biggest stories. But we didn't even have to wait for the new year for the first rumbling that the Cavs megastar has already decided on his future.

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1. Draymond Green mocks Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James responds swiftly

Even though he was celebrating his own championship, Draymond Green couldn't keep the Cavs off his mind. But when the Warriors forward attempted to troll the Cavs with a "Quickie" t-shirt at his team's parade, James was quick to issue a response, proving that even when he loses, he's still 'The King.'

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