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LeBron Didn’t Mean To Say His Haters Are Losers When He Insinuated They Are Losers

Remember when LeBron made the following comments about all the haters who have been hating on him the entire ever-hating season?

“At the end of the day, all the people that was rooting on me to fail, they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today,” he said.

“They have the same personal problems they had today. I’m going to continue to live the way I want to live and continue to do the things that I want to do with me and my family and be happy with that.”

You do? Well, I should say you should remember it: LeBron only said it less than two days ago. But guess what? Just like every other time since “The Decision” when LeBron said something certifiably idiotic and was forced to backtrack, LeBron is once again backpedaling away from his comments the same way he backpedaled away from being a leader on his team in crunch time during the Finals.

To wit: James’ comments to the Sun Sentinel’s Ira Winderman, which were published on his Twitter account (via the fine NBC Sports NBA blog, Pro Basketball Talk):

“It wasn’t saying I’m better or superior than anyone else. I would never look at myself as bigger.”

“It was interpreted different than what I wanted…Everyone has to move on with their lives and I do, too.”

Ah yes. Not interpreted the way he wanted. I can see that. To be honest, after thinking about it again, I don’t see how anyone could have interpreted LeBron’s statements when he said people would still have to wake up with the same personal problems despite his epic fail of a performance in the Finals and think he was taking a personal shot at the have-nots of society, a segment of the population he clearly does not consider himself a member. He’s not saying he is better or superior – even though he believes he is –  you see, whether or not you are a pathetic loser with a pathetic life (everybody else) or a person whose comments are frequently misinterpreted through no fault of their own (LeBron), both kinds of people just have to move on with their lives. LeBron never looks at himself as bigger, get it? You know, like Tom Hanks in that one movie. What was it called? Oh yeah, Turner & Hooch. I can’t believe we ever mistook anything LeBron has ever said. But at the same time, as far as speaking to the media is concerned, maybe LeBron should back off a little bit. Backing off: he knows how to do that with aplomb, correct?

LeBron talks quote about haters, his play in finals [Pro Basketball Talk]