The defiant posture that we saw from him during the Heat’s playoff run last season had vanished. It’s been replaced by a man who — dare we say it — looks to have been humbled by his experiences of the past year and a half.
The last 17 months of his professional life have probably taught LeBron James a few lessons we wouldn’t wish on anyone.
It’s clear the hate got to him and got to his game. He bought into the villain role and it changed him, mentally.
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