Critics can't say anything to LeBron James now.
Shortly before every postseason, LeBron goes on a self-imposed social-media blackout to block out any potential distractions during his playoff run.
But after leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a championship victory, becoming the first team in league history to come back from a 1-3 NBA Finals deficit, King James just couldn't resist the chance to stick it to his haters.
The Finals MVP jumped on his Instagram account Monday rattling off every doubt he has heard this season and over the course of his 13-year career, ranging from haters saying his explosiveness wasn't the same to he and Kyrie Irving wouldn't work out well and that he lacks killer instinct.
Well, look at him now — a three-time NBA champion who averaged a damn-near triple-double (29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds and 8.9 assists) during the Finals.
Put some damn respek on King James's name!
Listen...after this win, critics can't tell LeBron anything out here. He already was regarded as one of the all-time greats and this title just puts him that much more on a Mount Rushmore of hoop legends.
He fulfilled his promise to deliver The Land its first major sports title in 52 years and you already know that the city is going to come out in full force during Wednesday's celebratory parade to give it up for the King.
It's well deserved because we all witnessed his greatness. Just ask Stephen Curry about him.
Go ahead and savor this one, King James.
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