If the NBA learned something during the recent playoff run, it was their handpicked messiah and team of latest legend, has a big wart where the public was supposed to lick.
Yes, fans, you have shown your disdain for the Miami Heat in the heat of the battle and heat of the summer.
No one seems to like this team outside their area where the ever-vile Andrew Cunanan made friends in his short stay.
Yes, the vaunted LeBron, leader of the James gang, has found himself fined for flopping and tossed out of a game for his foul behavior.
Whether fair or foul, LeBron showed his true colors by complaining at every turn. It was not the heroic figure to rival Bill Russell that Commissioner David Stern hoped to embrace as he left his legacy at the NBA Finals.
Jesse James and his gang received more public support for a life of crime than LeBron James and his gang of thugs. Not even the inclusion of the usually sparkling character of Ray Allen could save the Heat from one deadbeat Birdman.
Looking like an escapee from a Mad Max sequel, Chris Andersen and his multi-layered Mohawk hairdo make him look like the Birdman belongs in Alcatraz.
Fans and referees both gave Anderson the 'bird' and we don't mean Larry. One good turn deserves another, and the League flipped the bird to the Birdman who was given a one-game suspension.
With a few more prizes like Andersen, the Heat will all be birds in a gilded cage when the Finals end.