“Absolutely not, because 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. I’m going to continue to live the way I want to live and continue to do the things that I want to do with me and my family and be happy with that.
“They can get a few days or a few months or whatever the case may be on being happy about not only myself, but the Miami Heat not accomplishing their goal. But they have to get back to the real world at some point.”
LeBron James had that to say after Game 6 of the 2011 NBA Finals.
When LeBron James said that, he didn’t just put his “haters” down. He messed with every sports fan in the world. Because, frankly, if the Heat won, would the lives of Heat fans be any different the next day? Would their problems disappear out of thin air?
Everything would still be the same. Granted, people in Miami would be happier with another title. They would wake up to the same problems they had the day before.
And, no Mr. James, not all of us are millionaires being paid to do something we love. But, as surprising as it may sound, we find ways to live real good lives.
Yes, we have problems. But, hiding in the corner during crunch time isn’t one of those problems.
So, in this post season LeBron called a reporter’s question “retarded”, basically said another reporter was being dumb by saying LBJ was shrinking during 4th quarters in the Finals – James talked about how the reporter was focusing on his offense, forgetting about defense. Of course, in Game 5, Jason Terry blows by James in the last minutes of the game and hits a 3 pointer with LBJ nowhere near him – and chastised every sports fan.
It wasn’t a good season for James. Hopefully, he’ll see the errors of his ways and regain fan’s respect. Until then, I’ll leave you with Hipter Dirk. He does not approve, LeBron.