Debate: How Many Rings Does LeBron Need to Silence the Haters?

Ethan Sherwood Strauss@SherwoodStraussNBA Lead WriterJune 22, 2012

It's difficult to silence a "hater," especially when the subject is LeBron James. The anger that "The Decision" stirred up is nearly unprecedented, and it will take a long time to subside.

While it's difficult to understand why so many are up in arms over what was "promised" in a pep rally, LeBron is often held to the standard of, "Not one, not two, not three...," even though he clearly said that with a tongue-in-cheek smile.

So, there are those who will not be placated by anything less than multiples. There are also those who will never be pleased, never be satisfied and never give due credit.

You're already hearing their complaints about refereeing. Some of that will never go away, but this trope can be largely quelled with just the right number of titles.