Forgive and forget.
All it took for the general public to forget about the “The Decision” was a simple letter in 2014. One in which LeBron James used the media in order to win back his fans. To get back in the good graces of everyone.
And it worked perfectly.
In 2010, he made the decision no one wanted him to make. He was criticized, hated and dethroned.
In 2014, he made the decision that the majority wanted him to make. He’s being praised, congratulated and crowned.
Don’t believe “perceptions,” then take a look at a poll taken by E-Poll. According to the poll, you love LeBron more than you have in the past four years.
According to a poll taken this month by California-based E-Poll, America likes James more than they ever have since he made the “Decision” to leave the Cavaliers for the Miami Heat four years ago.
The company takes the opinions of a poll of 1,100 people, ages 13 and up that reflect a representative sampling of the U.S. population, and uses it to give the more than 8,000 celebrities in its database an E-Score ranging from 0 to 100, with 100 being the most known, liked and appealing.
This month, James scored an 80, up from a 67 just a year before. In June 2010, James had an E-Score of 84, but after “The Decision” that number fell to 47.
He isn’t exactly at where he was at pre-decision (2010), however, you can only expect that number to raise. Especially once America sees him back in a Cleveland Cavaliers jersey on opening night.
LeBron James continues to win. And we continue to be used as his puppets.