LeBron James Becoming Likable? Looking Back at the King's Most Hated Moments

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LeBron James Becoming Likable? Looking Back at the King's Most Hated Moments
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It's not like anyone denies his talent. Nobody, especially now that he finally has a ring, says, "LeBron James is overrated."

It's just that he's a jerk. And that his ego is bigger than Texas.

He turned on a city that worshiped him in the worst possible way. Announcing his decision to leave the Cavaliers to sign with the Miami Heat during a one-hour, prime time spectacle on national television. As far as Cleveland was concerned, South Beach was actually hell.

And that's just the worst thing he's done.

James, or "the King," has a lot of haters.

But lately, it seems that James, who actually sports a back tattoo that reads "Chosen 1," is on a campaign to improve his image. In recent weeks he's had two endearing interactions with fans.

First, he tackled a fan and gave him a massive, teddy bear hug when the fan made a half-court shot to win $75,000. James' giddy celebration showed a fun and charming side to him that has rarely shined through.

Then at last night's Heat game against the Clippers, LeBron played an impromptu game of catch with a fan wearing his jersey in the stands.

Could LeBron be turning over a new leaf? Is it just a PR move in the race for MVP? We don't know what it is yet, but it's definitely making one of sport's most-hated personalities more likable.

Is the world convinced yet? Probably not. The King has more ground to cover before he evens the score. Before you decide, let's take a look back at six of James' worst moments.

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