Oh, how the mighty have fallen. In one quick season, LeBron James has gone from Superman to Lex Luthor. From Rocky to Clubber Lang. From Han Solo to Darth Vader. From...well, you get the picture.
James could do no wrong during his first seven seasons in the NBA. He brought television ratings that haven't been seen since Bird, Magic and Jordan. He was going to bring Cleveland their long-awaited championship. He was more like Mike than anyone before him. He was the "King."
So how did we get to this point? Surely LeBron's now overwhelmingly negative persona is a direct result of the spurning of his hometown Cavs last summer on national television, right?
Well, if you examine LeBron's career thus far, you will see several decisions that ultimately led to his conversion from hero to villain.