They said u lost a step, wasn't explosive as once was, the best days was in the real view, questioned your drive, your leadership, your commitment, you don't have killer instinct, going back home is the worst mistake in your career, he got the coach fired, players traded, won't work between him and Kyrie, Him and Kev won't work, love your teammates to much, there's no way he can deliver a championship in his hometown, etc etc etc.... But guess what THATS NONE OF MY BUSINESS #StriveForGreatness#ThisOneIsForTheLand#PutSomeRespeckOnMyName Hahahaha!!! Yes sir
Well, we all should have seen this coming. I would have to check the online NBA sportsbook odds, but I am pretty sure if you had yesterday as the day in which LeBron would make his "long awaited" return to the 'Gram then you probably had nothing more than your investment returned. Obviously his primary motivation was the desire to forever alter his legacy and insert his name into rarified air by putting up unforeseen numbers in an unforeseen comeback against the reigning champs and winningest team ever. Still, you have to imagine that the lust to rub everyone of our faces in it on social media was - at the very least - festering in the back of his mind.
Was everything he said right? Absolutely not. I can promise you no one ever said he loved his teammates too much when he was subtweeting them from a private jet on his way to workout with a member of his former team. I also don't think there were too many questioning his ability to bring a championship to 'The Land' (pretty sure that nickname is going to stick now, might as well get used to it) after he did all be could to make sure it was a situation that was conducive to winning.
Were some of the public's criticisms correct? Without a doubt. If Dan Gilbert swore under oath that bringing in Kevin Love and firing David Blatt were originally his ideas then I would demand that his phone and computer were confiscated as part of an investigation for perjury. Everyone that questioned his abilities on the basketball court is undoubtedly tasting their foot (and/or LeBron's proverbial dick), but that doesn't change the fact that some of the things he mentioned were valid critiques.
That said, none of it matters. Did you watch Game 7? LeBron can reconstruct the narrative however he so chooses. He did what he said he was going to do. Doesn't matter whose hunger he questioned or whose job security he compromised along the way. History is written by the winners and - after the display we just witnessed - LeBron gets full editorial control. If he says everything that was said about him was patently false then we just have to take it lying down. At the encouragement of Draymond Green we labeled one of the best basketball players ever to walk this earth a 'bitch', and he's earned every single right to return the "favor" and more.