Shortly after signing with the Miami Heat last summer and becoming the most hated player in the NBA, LeBron James appeared with his new teammates Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade and guaranteed that the team would win multiple championships. The Heat made it to the NBA Finals, but LeBron reverted to his usual postseason ways and choked as the Dallas Mavericks beat Miami in six games.
After having some choice words following the loss, James only made a deeper hole out of the one he had already dug himself into. During that entire series, Miami's weaknesses were exposed and James' lack of communication, among other things, ultimately sunk the ship.
Still, whenever the new season begins, James will start with a clean slate...or will he? Some may chalk up last year's NBA Finals to the Mavericks wanting it more, but I'm not too convinced. Next year is the one where LeBron has to step up and take control.
Here are some reasons why.