LeBron James thanked Ohio after announcing he was joining the Los Angeles Lakers from the Cleveland Cavaliers.
James, 33, agreed to a four-year, $154 million deal with the Lakers, it was announced on Sunday.
The move brings an end to his four years in Cleveland, having returned to the Cavs in 2014 and won the championship in 2016.
The three-time NBA champion was thankful for the support he had received in his home state.
"Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible four seasons," James wrote on his Instagram story.
"This will always be home."
Akron knows that @KingJames is the greatest just as much for what he does on the court, as for what he does off it. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for all you did and continue to do for our great city. Always #JustAKidFromAkron pic.twitter.com/Nw7iFOggpf— City of Akron, Ohio (@AkronOhioMayor) July 2, 2018