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LeBron James Returns to Social Media to Address Critics After NBA Finals Win

LeBron James began reacquainting himself with the social media world on Monday [June 20], posting to Instagram for the first time in two months with a message of redemption for all of his doubters and the public and the press. After sharing video of an intimate moment between he and the Larry O’Brian trophy, which the Cavs win marks his third go around with, James put up a photo of the gold trophy resting his head [covered by a hat sporting Kermit the frog sipping tea]. The caption of the photo mirrors the words that have sculpted a narrative of the king that was passed around during his second run with his hometown organization.

“They said u lost a step, wasn’t explosive as you once was, the best days was in the rear view, questioned your drive, your leadership, your commitment, you don’t have killer instinct, going back home is the worst mistake in your career, he got the coach fired, players traded, won’t work between him and Kyrie, Him and Kev won’t work, love your teammates to much, there’s no way he can deliver a championship in his hometown, etc etc etc…. But guess what THATS NONE OF MY BUSINESS,” wrote James with the hashtags #StriveForGreatness, #ThisOneIsForTheLand, and #PutSomeRespeckOnMyName.

James is known for abstaining from social media each year that the season transitions into the playoffs. He last posted on April 18, with a tweet that informed followers of his exodus, writing “Zero dark thirty-23 activated.” While fans can expect to enjoy an occasional word from the star athlete, it might be a few days before he has the time to really engage, as the city awaits the Cavs for a parade on Wednesday and then the players make their rounds on the television circuit to talk about their triumph.

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