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As much as people wanted to make a story out of everything LeBron James does, the three-time MVP has certainly made it a much more difficult job to find tabloid-worthy quotes.
Since departing Cleveland, James has really done everything in his power to stay out of the public eye when he's off the court.
Outside of dunking on a few kids at a basketball camp, LeBron hasn't really seen much negative press, and it stems from him not giving the media any quotes to run with. You may remember some of those classic quotes he made while with Cleveland, and even some in his first year with Miami.
Who could forget such gems as James referring to himself in the first person, saying that he would return to Cleveland if there were an opportunity and criticizing his teammates' defense?
The 2011-12 season was probably the most low-key year of LeBron's loud career. He hardly gave the press anything worth quoting and allowed his game to do the talking.
As a result, James quietly won his third MVP award and led the Heat into the postseason as the second seed. Once the postseason came, James was nonexistent off the court and gave average answers to loaded questions.
The trend continued once LeBron won the title.
Since joining the Heat in 2010, many people have doubted James' abilities. For two years, these masses had nothing better to do than criticize everything James did or didn't do and claim that he was never going to win a title, because their crystal ball was a lot clearer than ours.
So when James won the title, of course he was asked: "Do you have anything to say to your critics and doubters?"
Throughout the post-title media tour, James constantly dodged the question. Why? Because he didn't want to give anyone any fuel to add to burning embers that would create negative publicity.
Well played, LeBron.
After joining the Heat, LeBron became a far more mature player. There wasn't any unnecessary showmanship that required him to take family portraits with his team prior to every game, nor were there any extended dancing sequences in the middle of his team's victory, although this was hilarious.
We got a player who was hell-bent on winning a title and wanted no outside distractions. Being paired with a proven champion in Dwyane Wade has completely changed LeBron for the better, and it shows in the brand-new hardware he's got only two years after leaving Cleveland.