James said. "Because at the end of the day, all the people that were rooting for me to fail, they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today. 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."
LeBron, you are absolutely 100% correct, with the exception being the NBA play-off talks around the water cooler at work was up beat because you lost, nothing about my life changed. However, if you had won a ring this year nothing about my life would have changed either. I wish that I were a reporter in that room, because I would have asked a follow up question- "LeBron how would the lives of your supporters have changed if you would have won?"
But if I were to respond to James as a fan my response would be this:
You're right. If I were to work until I'm ninety, I'll never see even a fraction of what you make in a year. No one will ever ask for my autograph, chant my name in a sports arena or buy merchandise with my picture on it.
Just as you will never have to worry about if your car brakes down how you will pay for the repairs, or whether or not your job will go over seas or just shuts down completely. I'm sure that you don't care if gas prices go up a few pennies, or hope that the Sunday newspaper has some good coupons for things that you buy.
My highs would never impress you. Light traffic to and from work, getting two candy bars from the vending machine when I only paid for one, winning a few Bucks on a scratch off lottery ticket etc...
No I'm like millions of people that use sports as a distraction for a few hours, I get caught up in the emotion of the game, pulling for my favorite teams/players and hope for the worst for the teams/players I dislike. After the final buzzer, last out or time expires I go back to my life.
LeBron you winning or losing has no effect on the lives of your haters, your supporters or anyone in between lives. So let me leave you with this, if my life didn't change by you losing, then why did you act like the fact that I hoped that you lost every game you played in effect yours?