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Ravens, NFL players react to LeBron James' return to Cleveland

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NBA superstar LeBron James' blockbuster decision to leave the Miami Heat and rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers triggered shockwaves throughout the sport world and Twitterverse on Friday.

Those reactions included several comments from Ravens and other NFL players, including Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel.

Here's a sampling of their comments via social media:

Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith: "I'm happy Lebron is going to CLE....not that he owes anyone anything but he means more to that city than anywhere else in the world! Iconic"

Ravens rookie wide receiver Michael Campanaro: "Lebron!!!!! This Makes Me A Cavs Fans Again!! #TeamBandWagon #TeamLebron"

Ravens center Jeremy Zuttah, a self-professed Heat fan: "Goodbye Lebron, thanks for the last 4 years and 2 championships! #miamifans #tryingnottoshowmyhurt"

Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu "Salute @KingJames"

Browns rookie running back Terrance West (Towson): "CLEVELAND is the place to be baby. DAWGPOUND. WELCOME HOME LEBRON JAMES @KingJames"

Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer: "Best quote from @KingJames article. "In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have" #Cleveland"

And Manziel, the former Heisman Trophy winner who's represented by Maverick Carter, James' friend, for marketing: "YESSSSSSSS!! Couldn't be happier for my guy @KingJames and the @cavs #Cleveland"

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