"People get it so misconstrued because I'm a smart basketball player and I've voiced my opinion about certain things, which I did when I was here my first stint with Paul Silas and Mike Brown. ...
What do you guys want me to do, turn my brain off because I have a huge basketball IQ? If that's what they want me to do, I'm not going to do it because I've got so much to give to the game."
Admittedly, often times quotes can be taken out of context. But in this case, you can watch the clip of LeBron's interview in the above link--his words are just as egomaniacal coming out of his mouth as they are to read.
I'm going to go out on a limb and say these comments probably didn't do much to help his case.
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