What situation were these people in? That they are too serious about sports?
Did you fail to read the posts again? I made several references to the economic impact of LeBron leaving Cleveland that have nothing to do with anyone being "too serious about sports".
Additionally, even if someone were "too serious about sports", that doesn't mean they somehow were unaffected by a player's blatant disregard for them. Still, as you should know if you'd read, there are far bigger impacts than being too serious.
No, I've never cared so much about a professional athlete that I burned him in effigy in the streets. That's true. Of course, it doesn't help your point, but it's an accurate statement.
I think it goes beyond that. I think you can't put yourself in anyone else's shoes, because if you could, you wouldn't be acting like what those people went through was no big deal.