LeBron James went from one of the NBA's most beloved superstars to a super villain with just one decision. With that in the past, he is well on his way to recovering his positive image in the viewers' eyes.
After a championship season where he put up frightening numbers along with another MVP trophy, what else can this guy do to get some love? Better yet, does it really matter what fans think of him?
To answer the latter with a rather simple conclusion: yes.
Realistically, it's fans of the sport that will always dictate just how a player is remembered. Whether reachable or not, they are the sources that set expectations and shape just how a player is celebrated once his career is over.
In the end, fans have the power to destroy a legacy, maybe even more than players themselves. So yes, continuing to repair his image should be highly important for James.
However, the path to redemption doesn't look so hard seeing as how he turned everything around in his second season with Miami.