When LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh initially joined forces to form their evil little three-headed monster, the hate they received was mildly justifiable. Heck, the sheer arrogance displayed at their introductory pyrotechnic pep rally was reason enough to loathe them for a few months.
A few months is the operative set of words there, though. Now, over a year after the fact, it’s time to get over it.
While everything starting with jealousy and ending with racism has been used to explain the unreasonable ill will that folks have for the Heat these days, we think it’s something a lot more simple: people just don’t realize how ridiculous their whining and crying makes them look.
Fortunately, a six-year-old Oklahoma City Thunder fan is stepping up to show Heat-haters the error of their ways. Following OKC’s Game 3 loss to LeBron and Co., this random youngster reacted like this:
Now, let’s quickly note that this is a six-year-old. His crying and general response to Miami winning is perfectly fine. But let's point out that he also very accurately depicts what most people who still hate Miami look and sound like.
As the good folks at Yahoo! Sports noticed as well, the best part of the video is undoubtedly this exchange between the kid and his mom:
"But you used to like Lebron!" an incredulous Mom reminds her despondent son.
"No, I hate him!"
It's literally as if they're taking dialogue straight from ESPN's First Take. The kid is like a wiser, more likable and far less grating version of Skip Bayless.
Smarten up, haters.
(Kudos Yahoo! Sports)