Miami Heat talisman LeBron James now has two NBA championships to his name after proving his worth following that controversial 'decision' back in 2010, but it hasn't always been plain sailing for the superstar.
James faced a wrath of hate and envy after leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers behind in search of an NBA ring, admitting in an interview which serves as build-up to this season's All-Star game that him and Dwayne Wade initially struggled to strike up a partnership that is now feared across the league.
He told the NBA's official YouTube website: "My mind the whole year, that was not the guy that fell in love with basketball. I could feel it every single game, it was so heavy on me. On the road being booed, the aura around us was just so bad.
"At one point in that season we were 9-8, we were out of sync. Me and D.Wade were looking at each other thinking, did we make the right choice man? Is this what we really wanted. That was that moment, did we make the right choice?
Two guys that basically held franchises on their shoulders decided to give one shoulder to each other to make that happen.
D.Wade came to me and said: 'In order for us to be great you have to be the guy."
Thankfully for the Heat their franchise star ended his championship jinx at the head of a formidable trio with Wade and Chris Bosh, a lineup that is searching for its third championship this season.
Miami face stiff competition for a third consecutive crown this season though, trailing Eastern Conference leaders the Indiana Pacers by three games heading towards the All-Star break.
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