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When I say he's back I'm referring to the beloved LeBron James we watched shine bright in Cleveland, not the guy whose sole purpose last year was to shut his critics up.
It goes without saying that James is nowhere as adored and admired today as he was before The Decision, and he will probably never be. But James is back to playing the game of basketball—not to try to prove people wrong, but instead to have fun, win games, make his team better, and show the world just how good he really is.
Clearly, there's a difference between these two players.
James got away from who he really was last year during his first year with the Heatles, but can you blame him? The 2010-2011 Heat are arguably the most hated team in NBA history throughout the league and at the forefront of things was LeBron himself.
Not because he did something maliciously horrible on or off the court, but because he chose to team up with some of his friends in Miami—but that's besides the point.
No matter how the media chooses to perceive him today, villain or superhero, one thing is for certain: LeBron James is playing out of his mind, he's put together one of the most impressive post seasons we've ever seen, and he's probably too involved with his latest book to pay attention to mean things you tweet about him on Twitter.