Seems the people of Ohio are ready to let bygones be bygones when it comes to LeBron James -- with the senior Senator from the Buckeye State telling TMZ Sports he's ready for the King to return.
We spoke with Senator Sherrod Brown out in D.C. today ... where he told us he's "thrilled" about reports that LeBron is considering a return to the Cavaliers.
"I mean, I'd love to have LeBron back," Brown said ... "It's his home. It's where he grew up."
And just in case James is looking for another incentive to move back -- besides the money -- check out the Ohio fun fact our photog throws at Sen. Brown.