Dan Le Batard

June 7, 2014 7:43 PM

Dan Le Batard: LeBron James grows stronger within Miami Heat’s cocoon

America is once again laughing at and mocking the pain of LeBron James. Two years’ worth of I-had-to-shut-up fan resentment burst out as if rodeo-bull uncaged the moment James looked vulnerable while spasming and incapacitated in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. It was amazing and maybe without precedent, how fast this happened to a reigning king, a Twitter-refreshed blur revealing just how little two championships had bought James in an ecosystem where winning usually forgives all. The Discovery Channel could have done a documentary on this in the wild, the way hungry fans sharpened teeth and pounced on prey at the first scent of possible weakness atop of the NBA’s food chain.

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