LeBron James (number 23) of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots   against the Washington Wizards on November 26th, 2014. Photograph:  Gregory Shamus/NBAE via Getty Images

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A mural of LeBron James reads “come home” on the side of a barbershop in Cleveland. Photograph: Dustin Franz/New York Times

Among the beautiful people expected to turn up in Rio for tomorrow night’s World Cup final is the superstar whose homecoming has been subject to frenz(...)