RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil. -

One day after deciding to leave the Miami Heat for the Cleveland Cavs, LeBron James attended a promotional event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

LeBron left South Florida and reportedly planned to attend the World Cup final on Sunday.

Local 10 cameras captured the king as he addressed his decision.

LeBron said, "I think it’s an exciting time for myself. It’s a place where I will be home. I’ll be able to represent for the family, my friends and old fans."

He also mentioned one of his favorite teammates, Anderson Varejao.

"It gives me a chance to reunite with one of my favorite teammates, Anderson Varejao, a Brazilian native. It’s going to be unbelievable and I am looking forward to the challenge," LeBron said.

PHOTOS: Memorable moments with LeBron James

Published On: Jul 11 2014 05:12:34 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 11 2014 05:13:16 PM EDT

LeBron James took the Miami Heat to four straight NBA Finals during his time in the Magic City. Here are the some of the memorable moments captured in pictures by Local 10 News photographer Ron Elkman.

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*PHOTOS BY RON ELKMAN*