We’ve taken some pretty bold stances in the past.

Like in 1985 when we editorialized that Hurricane Danny was a good thing because it brought some much-needed rain to Akron. Rain is good for plants.

Or in 2002 when we lamented that the Thanksgiving turkey was being pushed aside for shopping. You can’t eat a bargain sweater.

So it should come as little surprise that we believe Akron native LeBron James should stay put. LeBron is our guy, and who doesn’t love a winning sports team in Cleveland?

Inside Thursday’s edition of the Akron Beacon Journal is a full-page plea in the Sports section declaring there’s “No Place Like Home,” asking James to stay with the Cavaliers. A similar plea appears on our website, Ohio.com.

With the start of the NBA Draft and the LeBron recruitment derby, the plan is to gather reasons from local folks and from faraway Akron fans as to why James should choose to keep his “talents” right here in Northeast Ohio.

Whether it is easy access to his beloved Swensons burgers or legions of adoring No. 23-wearing fans or having a front-row seat to witness the opening of his foundation’s I Promise School in Akron, we want to hear them all. And you might even win some cash.

We already know he loves us. This is the guy who often shrugs and humbly tells reporters as he eclipses NBA milestone after milestone that he’s “just a kid from Akron” who plays “all positions.”

We watched him grow in the glare of the national spotlight from a teen wearing a St. Vincent-St. Mary High School uniform to a man hailed as a king in the NBA.

But through it all, he has still called Akron home.

Often when he films a commercial for the likes of Nike or Beats, he makes the crew come here to use the city or his high school as a backdrop.

His selling of the city has manifested in signature Nike shoes that over the years have paid homage to his hometown and his Fighting Irish high school days.

A megastar in his own right, he’s brought other stars to town to show them around, from Amy Schumer for a star-studded premiere of Trainwreck to fellow NBA superstar Kevin Durant for a ride around Akron to film an episode for his Uninterrupted entertainment channel.

Beacon Journal editor Bruce Winges said he’s watched as other cities, including Philadelphia this go-round and Miami the last time a “decision” was coming, make public pitches here with billboards for James.

Winges said he wanted the Beacon Journal/Ohio.com to make its own public case for James to stay.

“LeBron, we want you to stay home,” he said simply.

As we receive your reasons why LeBron should stay, Winges said the best of the best will be plucked out and used on the various platforms Akron’s news leader has at its disposal, from the printed edition to Ohio.com to the giant digital screen atop the newspaper’s iconic clock tower in downtown Akron.

To participate, visit ohio.com/contests . You might even win a $250 Visa gift card.

“He has done a lot for our community and we want him to stay,” the editor said. “We believe there’s no place like home. And he’s done a hell of a lot for our schools and our community.

“There’s no place like home.”

Craig Webb, who believes LeBron should stay because we have a steady supply of Lawson’s chip dip and sauerkraut balls, can be reached at cwebb@thebeaconjournal.com or 330-996-3547.