This will help put it all together.
First, Adrian Wojnarowski, the excellent Yahoo! and Fox Sports 1 NBA reporter.
"We had five great years together and one terrible night," Gilbert told James, and so started the process of reconciliation on Sunday night in Miami. "I told him how sorry I was, expressed regret for how that night went and how I let all the emotion and passion for situation carry me away. I told him I wish had never done it, that I wish I could take it back."
And soon, James told Gilbert that he wished he had never done "The Decision" on cable television and that they had made mistakes together, that they could move past it. From James and his agent Rich Paul and business manager Maverick Carter, the air of peace hung heavy in the South Florida air, the process of returning to Cleveland had begun in earnest."
And now this, from The Wall Street Journal.
"The story, which broke at 12:13 EST, was in the form of an essay by Mr. James as told to SI’s Lee Jenkins, the magazine’s lead NBA writer. SI’s managing editor, Chris Stone, said that at some point around July 5th Mr. James’s camp indicated he might be receptive to the idea of telling the story of his upcoming big free agency decision in the form of a first-person essay."
And finally, the great Scott Raab...
"Your letter on the SI website said it better than I can: “Who am I to hold a grudge?” Broadway Danny Rose said it best -- “Acceptance, forgiveness, and love.” As human beings, that’s the only recipe for leading a righteous life in this world. Such words -- from the famous and unfamous -- come cheap. But you’re living those truths now, walking that walk. Who am I to hold a grudge?"