NBA Finals 2011: LeBron James Reminds Us Why We Don't Like Him

Steve ChottCorrespondent IJune 13, 2011

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 12:  LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat reacts in the fourth quarter while taking on the Dallas Mavericks in Game Six of the 2011 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 12, 2011 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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On July 8th, 2010 LeBron James made his decision to “take his talents” to South Beach and play for the Miami Heat. That night made people in Cleveland hate LeBron more than Art Modell, which is saying a lot considering he took their Browns and moved them to Baltimore.

That night turned some NBA fans against him, but what followed would be when the rest of the NBA’s fanbase would make their decision. The party that followed and LeBron saying they would win six or seven championships did it for most.

Fast forward to June 12th, 2011 and most people are reminded why they don’t like him in the first place.

The first move by LeBron was one we’ve seen from him before, as he stormed off the court like a little kid after the loss without shaking hands. Then again, LeBron’s mind hadn’t been on the court for the whole fourth quarter.

The next move by the self-proclaimed king was what he said in the post-game press conference. A reporter asked LeBron if it bothered him that so many people liked seeing him fail and his egotistical, cocky response was:

“At the end of the day, all the people that was rooting on me to fail, at the end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today. They have the same personal problems they had today. I’m going to continue to live the way I want to live and continue to do the things that I want to do with me and my family and be happy with that. They can get a few days or a few months or whatever the case may be on being happy about not only myself, but the Miami Heat not accomplishing their goal, but they have to get back to the real world at some point.”

Really King? You wonder why everyone wants to see you fail?

The icing on the cake for LeBron last night was what he posted on Twitter after the game. “The greater man upstairs know when it’s my time. Right now isn’t my time”

Again, really LeBron? Did the greater man upstairs make you choke in the fourth quarter for the last three games?

Here’s an idea that LeBron should try out. Take the blame. You have control over the game and you’re supposed to be the leader, so act like it. No matter if you believe in the big man upstairs or not, saying it was him who decided to have you choke is ridiculous and shows how little of a leader you are.