NEW YORK -- Adam Warner is a Cleveland native, raised in the suburbs and a 2007 graduate of Westlake High School. Today, is a Adam is a Web Editor for NBC in New York City with the power to publish on NBC owned-and-operated station websites across the country, including New York City and Miami.
Adam cites five things (well, four things and a person) that are truly Northeast Ohio that he believes helped influence LeBron James' decision to come home:
1) Realness."Cleveland is not Miami. It never was and never will be. It is what it is."
2) The Metroparks. "Clevelanders love the Metroparks, once dubbed the Emerald Necklace, and see it as a source of pride."
3) Lake Erie and our seasons. "Miami and Cleveland share one thing in common: beaches."
4) Our food culture. "Cleveland has become a destination food city. Period."
5) Harvey Pekar. "Harvey Pekar, a comic book writer who died back in 2010, is the quintessential Clevelander."
IN HIS OWN WORDS: Read Adam's story: "I Know Why LeBron is Going Back to Cleveland"