I think the people who think Lebron is an ******* for "The Decision" are the same people who simply refuse to put context to most situations. You have no idea what he was thinking or how that played out. You assume, based on zero personal knowledge, that Lebron is just being a jackass.
Personally, and I have nothing to back this up, I think he was planning on staying with Cleveland when they scheduled "The Decision."
Think about it. He sets up this big promotional event, with all the proceeds to raise a crapload of money for Cleveland charities. Then he chooses to go to Miami, knowing everyone would hate him? It doesn't make any sense.
I think he made the decision to return to Cleveland, but in the interim, Bosh signed with the Heat, and he and Wade convinced Lebron to go to Miami. The show had already been promoted and money was already flowing in for charity.
Now, again, I have nothing to back this up. But let's say this is true - and I don't think anyone will say this scenario is implausible. Isn't Lebron actually a better person for taking crap that he knew he would get so that the Boys and Girls Club would end up with a couple million bucks? Doesn't that make him a good person, not a dick?
Again, I'm not saying I know what happened, but neither do any of you. Isn't it possible that Lebron isn't a huge *******? I'm sure the sarcastic response will be "no, that's not possible," but I really find it difficult to believe that so many people jumped to absurd conclusions and hate this man with such a passion, when most of the evidence about him points to the fact that he's a pretty good guy generally.
Anyway, off my soap box.
And no, I'm not Cavs or Heat fan, and I really don't care that much about James.