After LeBron’s dunk went viral during the Miami Heat layup line, not only were fans amazed, but they were equally critical.
James told Michael Wallace that, “Maybe I should stop because it's making a lot of people mad about what I do. They're like, "Well, if you can do it in warmups, why don't you [want to] be in the dunk contest? Stop it."
It seems that James can only do wrong sometimes, even if it’s for entertaining fans. The Miami Heat fan base is notorious for showing up late to games, so in James’ eyes, doing a little dunk contest with his teammates was one way of encouraging fans to show up earlier. However, this has sadly led to more scrutiny than praise. LeBron is not only a great player, but a great entertainer, but if the MVP continues to get persecuted, the entertainment may just stop one day.