LeBron hate continues apace
It would have been nice to see LeBron grovel a little bit in the post-Game 6 press conference, but he didn't. He acknowledged all the haters out there and pointed out that his personal failure won't change the nature of their, or our, lives. That's true, but LeBron is squarely in the wrong in his mental approach to the game and the business of basketball. People needed him to grovel, to express humility in the post-game. We could all see it in his face and his play on the court -- it looked like he had aged years in just a few days!
The question is, What is LeBron FULLY COMMITED TO other than himself? He won't marry his girlfriend who's borne him two sons. He's fabulously wealthy and a famous celebrity, but his vision of building a "LeBron Brand" has crashed and burned -- public perception of him is about as negative as choke-era Latrell Sprewell or punch-era Ron Artest. People want to root for a winner, but he is not yet a winner.
LeBron is simply wrong -- his monumental failure in the 2011 NBA Finals brings me pleasure and DOES improve my quality of life, because for once, just once, justice has been served. The self-proclaimed Chosen One and "King" has failed on his largest stage, and the sooner he purges himself of his craven hubris, the better.