LeBron James is averaging 28 points, 8.2 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game this season.
LeBron James is averaging 28 points, 8.2 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game this season. REUTERS

When LeBron James announced he was going to sign with the Miami Heat on ESPN, he became the most hated man in Cleveland.

Fans were shown burning his jersey and he was booed vociferously when he played the Cavs as a visiting player.

There's no possible way James could ever return to play for the Cavaliers, right?

Apparently James doesn't agree.

The All-Star says he won't rule out a possible return to his hometown team someday.

I think it would be great, it would be fun to play in front of these fans again, said James about playing for Cleveland again.

I had a lot of fun times here. You can't predict the future. Hopefully, you continue to stay healthy. I'm here as a Miami player and I'm happy where I am now but I don't rule that out in any sense. If I decide to come back, hopefully the fans will accept me.

James signed a six year, $110 million contract with Miami in the summer of 2010. However, that doesn't mean he will be a member of the heat for the entire length of the deal.

James can opt out of the deal after the 2013-2014 season.

The Heat and James play in Cleveland for the first time this season on Friday night.

James has excelled against his former team. In six career games against the Cavs, he's averaging 25 points, seven assists and seven rebounds per game.

In 7 seasons with Cleveland, James made it to NBA Finals once, only to be swept in four games.

Many have speculated on the possibility of James leaving Miami after a few seasons. He says he is very happy in Miami, but he probably would have not announced his departure the same way if he could do it over again.

Cleveland owner, Dan Gilbert, wrote a scathing letter to Cavs fans afterwards, calling James' actions a cowardly betrayal.

Gilbert and James have not spoken since the Decision, but the forward thinks the relationship between the two can be fixed.

I don't hold grudges, I hold them a little bit but I don't hold them that long. He said what he said out of anger. He probably would want to take that back, but I made a mistake, too. There's some things I'd want to take back as well. You learn from your mistakes and move on.