Our long national nightmare is finally over.

LeBron James, in a first-person account published in Sports Illustrated, announced Friday he is returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers.

Here's a brief excerpt from the SI exclusive:

When I left Cleveland, I was on a mission. I was seeking championships, and we won two. But Miami already knew that feeling. Our city hasn’t had that feeling in a long, long, long time. My goal is still to win as many titles as possible, no question. But what’s most important for me is bringing one trophy back to Northeast Ohio.