Posted by Sabrina B.Â @gametimegirl
After two days to reflect, LeBron James clarified his comments following the Miami Heat’s loss to the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals on Sunday night.
James had received some criticism for making a blanket statement that seemed to belittle fans who cheered against him and the Heat.
“All the people that was rooting on me to fail, at the end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today,” James said Sunday.
“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. They can get a few days or a few months or whatever the case may be on being happy about not only myself, but the Miami Heat not accomplishing their goal, but they have to get back to the real world at some point.”
Tuesday, James backed down from those statements and said they were misinterpreted.
“Basically I was saying at the end of the day this season is over and — with all hatred — everyone else has to move on with their lives, good or bad. I do too,” James said.
“It wasn’t saying I’m superior or better than anyone else, any man or woman on this planet, I’m not. I would never ever look at myself bigger than anyone who watched our game. It may have come off wrong but that wasn’t my intent.”