LeBron James has spent the better part of the last two years as public enemy number one in the sports world. And why? Because he announced he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers on national television? Because he showed a little too much arrogance in proclaiming that he would lead the Heat to not one or two...but something like seven NBA titles?
Come on. We can find a better villain than that.
LeBron went from the most popular player in the league...to the most vilified, all in one night. And I'll bet if he could do it all over again, he would. That the Heat DIDN'T win an NBA title in his first year was a bit of sweet karma...and I'll be the first to admit I enjoyed it too. But LeBron doesn't deserve to be the bad guy anymore.
Sadly, there are dozens of sports figures out there who are not to be admired in the least.