"He felt so awful that he not only walked off the court without congratulating the Magic but also left Amway Arena without speaking with the media.
James, unlike many other All-Stars, speaks to reporters before nearly every regular-season and playoff game and is easily the most accessible superstar in the league. But Saturday, after dressing quickly, he threw on his headphones, left the locker room and walked straight to the Cavaliers' bus without saying a word to anyone.
Reserve guard Daniel Gibson said James told his teammates in the locker room after the game, "Don't hold your heads down. We gave it our best shot, and they won."
James played like a beast for 6 games, carried a Cavs team further than where it really should have gone, but came up agonisingly short in the Conf Finals. Just because he didn't show some fake love after the game to the Magic does not suggest that he is 'a self-absorbed, immature brat'. Broussard in his article provides a better perspective of James' character, and in no way does he criticise James for walking out of the areana without speaking to anyone except his team. He would not have mentioned the fact that James is always available to the media before and after games if it was not in someway to defend his actions post Game 6.
I feel myself defending James - I agree he is not without faults, but I feel that he is attacked too often - here is a guy that works on his game all year round, gets his team mates involved in the game, is not a selfish player, works on parts of his game each off season, including becoming a good defender and outside shooter, does not get into trouble with the law, respects every coach he has had etc. Arrogant? Yes, but good for the game? Yes.