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LeBron stirs passion for NBA again (Go Mavs)

I want to give a sincere thanks to LeBron James.

He single-handedly made me interested in the NBA Finals.

I used to be a big NBA fan. My all-time favorite player was Hakeem Olajuwon. But I soon started to drift away from the NBA. There were many reasons, I guess, but I'll spare you the details today.

I would check in from time to time, but it wasn't like it used to be.

Then came The Decision.

I didn't mind seeing Cleveland lose a dynamic player. I just didn't like the way James went about selecting his new NBA home.

From then on, the Heat were at the top of my list of teams to dislike.

When the Finals came around, I had to watch. I had to root against LeBron.

The series against the Mavs, however, has turned into something more.

Yes, it's great to see LeBron disappear. And it's even better to see the Heat one game away from losing.

But this series has been fantastic to watch.

I wouldn't have noticed too much without James' decision nearly a year ago.

So, again, I say thanks, LeBron.

And, oh, yeah, go Mavs!


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