Miami: LeBron James said he does not care about the legions of people across the country delighted to see him fail to win an NBA championship.
Ever since James bolted the Cleveland Cavaliers last summer to join fellow All-Stars Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade with the Miami Heat, the two-time MVP has been a polarising figure.
"Absolutely not," James said when asked if it bothered him that so many people were rooting against him. "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."
The Dallas Mavericks on Sunday defeated the Heat 105-95 to claim the best-of-seven NBA Finals 4-2. James scored 21 points on nine of 15 shooting but scored only 12 after the first period, continuing the series-long trend of being silent during crunch time.
"That doesn't bother me," James said of the criticism over his late-game washouts.