LeBron James...mostly negative things come to mind nowdays whenever we each hear that name.
It's funny that 340 days ago at this time in the afternoon, LeBron was still a beloved household name of an NBA MVP and most likely all-time great basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Fast forward a few hours and that all changed, with "The Decision" broadcast on ESPN for a full hour, where LeBron basically made his choice to leave Cleveland in front of the entire planet and forever altered his public persona from "hero" to "villian"...
It's almost comical that he and his superfriend teamates Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh were that close to capturing the one thing that he defected from Cleveland and "took his talents to South Beach" for, only to be upstaged by a true NBA hero Dirk Nowitzki and the ragtag Dallas Mavericks.
How happy was I when that final second ticked off the clock and seeing LeBron walk away dejected for the second time in his career? And seeing vets like Jason Kidd, Jason Terry, and Peja Stojakovic finally able to hoist that trophy, just like in the Discover card commercials...priceless.
It was also very telling by the way Dirk and LeBron handled themselves after the game as well with Dirk escaping to the locker room hallway to let those tears of joy flow and LeBron sitting in front of the mic at the press conference telling everyone "at the end of the day, all the people that were rooting on me to fail, at the end of the day, they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today. They have the same personal problems they had today".
How awesome is that? Probably the easiest way to get the other 1% of America that didn't hate you already to hate you now.
I, as many other bloggers and writers have already done, could go on for days in regards to the many media faux pas that he's made in the last 340 days, but he's gotten kicked while he's down enough this week already and it's only Tuesday.