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The Kid from Akron is back like he never left. 

Superstar LeBron James was showered by thunderous cheers and a heartwarming standing ovation in his return to Cleveland. 

Facing the Cavaliers on Monday night, the Los Angeles Lakers forward received honors from his hometown crowd for surpassing the big man icon Karl Malone in the NBA’s all-time scoring list last week. 

James now only trails the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who holds the scoring crown since 1984. The Cap managed to tally a grand 38,387 markers in his 20-year historic career. 

Closing the 3rd quarter, the four-time MVP is on pace for another triple-double showing with 25 points, 8 assists, and 8 rebounds.