During the postgame press conference last night after the Dallas Mavericks beat the Miami Heat to win the NBA Finals, LeBron James was asked whether he let it bother him that so many people wanted to see him fail.
Naturally, King James — the man who is humbled by everything: his talents, his life, his teammates, this yogurt, that black Cadillac, Good & Plenty, Arnold Palmer (the drink, not the man), that pen over there — took the opportunity to say how humbled the series and season made him, and that he understands why the public has turned on him, but he doesn't begrudge them those feelings. He uses it as fuel, hopes to turn them back into fans, and will work harder next year.
Just kidding. He actually said this: