James not ruling out return to Cavs

TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer Published:

CLEVELAND (AP) -- LeBron James says he wouldn't rule out playing again for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Back in the city where he began his NBA career, Miami's All-Star forward said Thursday he could see himself playing in Cleveland, and if he decided to return he hopes "the fans would accept me." James played seven seasons for the Cavs before leaving as a free agent in July 2010. He acknowledged that he "made a mistake" but says he has moved on and is enjoying his time with the Heat.

James says he has not made an attempt to patch up his relationship with Cavs owner Dan Gilbert, who was harshly critical of the two-time MVP.

James says he could see a time where he and Gilbert make up.