David J. Neal
Since coming to The Herald in 1989, David Neal has covered shootings, domestic violence, labor strife which is to say he covered high school sports and Florida International sports for three and a half seasons, the Florida Panthers for 11 seasons, the NFL/Miami Dolphins for four seasons. Along the way, the Indianapolis born and raised Neal has written several auto racing columns, although he considers the Indianapolis 500's Race Day the one holiday on which he refuses to work.

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David J. Neal: LeBron’s decision, like sports in general, takes us back to our youth

 <span class="cutline_leadin">A king’s welcome: </span>Billboards light up signaling the return of LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers after a four-year "detour."

“You see us as you want to see us. In the simplest terms and the most convenient definitions... That’s how we saw each other at seven o’clock this morning. We were brainwashed.”