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If only temporarily, former CAVS star World B Free will be at the Q. Branson Wright, Plain Dealer writer, writes “Free spent some of his most memorable times in the NBA while playing for the Cavaliers from the middle of the 1982-83 season to the end of the 1985-86 season.
Free, however, has not been honored or been back to Cleveland to watch a game for at least 15 years. Free is scheduled to attend the Cavs’ game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Nov. 30 at The Q. It is a homecoming that Free has looked forward to for years.
“I’ve always wanted to get back to Cleveland, but things happened, and I stayed away,” Free said. “When I come out there and get into the middle of floor, and as I wave my hands up, I want the fans to stand up just like I’m going to stand up for them. If they appreciated me, they’ll stand up and cheer just like I appreciated them.”
Despite his success with the Cavs, Free remains disappointed that his No. 21 jersey isn’t hanging in the rafters. He hopes his return will spark more conversation about that possibility.
For a complete look at his story click HERE.