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Hated LeBron (Still) Loves His Cowboys

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    LeBron James, a six-time all-star, announced Thursday night that he'll be taking his talent to the Miami Heat this Fall. "I want to win a championship an dI feel like I can compete down there," he said on his ESPN special. "That's the only reason we play this game, to win championships."

    LeBron James is a well-documented Cowboys fan: He hung out with the team on the sidelines in Cleveland before a game against the Browns; he watched the Cowboys Stadium-opening loss to the New York Giants last year from Jerry Jones’ suite; and on Sunday night, he watched the team’s season opener from a suite at FedEx Field, and provided his own commentary via Twitter.

    First: "In DC for My Cowboys game tonight. Gonna be a lot of sad faces tonight in this area. Lol!!"

    Next: "All of this Maroon and Yellow is making me sick to the stomach! Haaa."

    And then: "That play right there loses games!! Wow. Penalties killed us all game and it cost us all the way to the end!"

    Coincidentally--or maybe not--it was also reported yesterday that James had been named among the most hated athletes in American sports. Just how much this disdain is a result of his allegiance to the Cowboys (and Yankees) we don’t know; it's more likely that his decision, and the similarly titled, self-aggrandizing and unnecessary hour-long special devoted to it, was his undoing as far as public perception is concerned. Since then, according to the Q Scores Company, 39 percent of fans recently polled see him in a negative light--a whopping 77 percent increase from last January. 

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