Now nearly four months later, LeBron James is admitting he should've handled his free agency differently.
Without being specific, James told reporters before the Heat played at New Jersey on Sunday that if he could go back and do some things differently, he would. He didn't specifically mention his hour-long show, "The Decision," but most reporters present in New Jersey assume it's what he meant.
"If I had to go back on it, I probably would do it a little bit different," he said. "But I'm happy with the decision I made. There's always going to be a misunderstanding. I don't know what I would (have done), but I definitely would have changed it."
Cavs fans, of course, feel embarrassed that James dragged them on national television to humiliate them. Interestingly enough, James also said Sunday there really was no runner-up to the Heat. When asked if he came close to signing with another team, James said "Not really. It was some meetings that were better than others. But at the end of the day, this was the team I felt like I had the best opportunity to win for a long period of time. I didn't have a list, one through six or one through five, whatever the case was."
Most everyone assumed the Cavs finished second to the Heat. Apparently not.