LeBron James has always stood strong despite being one of the most hated NBA players at one point of career. Unlike his draft buddy, the King started to taste the peak of his success after a decade of playing in the NBA. Unfortunately, it was some of his darkest days as well.
In 2010, he decided to move to Miami and join the Heat alongside Dwayne Wade. Fans over at Ohio were not happy and called him a quitter. His first two years were not the best which stirred the pot of criticism even more. He proved everybody wrong in 2013 by leading the Heat to a title and the following year as well.
LeBron James mother arrested for battery and assault
During the shift from Cleveland to Miami, LeBron James entered an extremely tough phase in his career. The former MVP had lost the finals to Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks. This led to much heavier criticism from fans and they began think he was never worth the hype around his name.
On April 7, 2011, Gloria James was arrested for public battery and assault near Fountainebleau Miami Beach Hotel. The victim, Sorely Rockfeller addressed the incident saying that the accused had assaulted him while she was under the influence of alcohol. Bron had not spoken on the issue as it was during the first finals run with the Heat.
LeBron James relives his dark days with the Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James has been a victim of hate throughout his life and it extremely common among athletes of his level. The world often creates expectations which may seen impossible to do, which many times athletes fail to meet. Similar to the Los Angeles Lakers falling out of playoff contention last season.
Having being one of the most experienced rosters, Russell Westbrook along with former defensive player of the year candidate Anthony Davis and James failed to deliver. It was all a matter of poor coaching, terrible team chemistry, and lack of effort. The Big 3 have agreed to work it out for another season under Darvin Ham’s coaching.