So as it turns out, all of that criticism and scorn the media and the rest of the world have been spewing at LeBron James since he came to the Heat -- yeah, LeBron James noticed. And he is not amused. From his Twitter account last night:
Don't think for one min that I haven't been taking mental notes of everyone taking shots at me this summer. And I mean everyone!
We must now all assume that it is so on. People do realize LeBron has access to cable television and the Internet, right? He doesn't spend his money only on gold-plated hovercrafts and rabbis, you know.
Of course, the dick-biting mainstream media is now bitching about LeBron's tweet. But that's just more fuel for the fire that will have the King drop-kicking everyone in the trachea come this October and beyond.
In an interview on ESPN's Mike & Mike radio show this morning, teammate Chris Bosh confirmed that James is, in fact, using the criticism and doubts to dent asses in a Heat uniform:
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"We're always all aware of what we do and how critics can be out there sometimes," Bosh said. "[James] uses it to fuel his ambition to win next year. I think we're going to have a lot of doubters. But that's fine, you know, that's a part of the game. As long as we come together and play the game the way it's supposed to be played I think we're going to be successful."
It's safe to say LeBron has embraced the "bad guy" role. He knows everyone hates him. He knows everyone is going to gun for the Heat every single night because of him. Even though he's never been accused of rape, never held out for a bigger contract, and never rushed the bleachers to fistfight fans. All the man did was put together a horrible TV special and (gasp!) exercise his right as a free agent.
But it's all good. James has taken mental notes. The world has been warned. And now everyone needs to prepare. And we mean everyone!