NBA: Miami Heat vs Dallas Mavericks Live - June 9, 2011 - Watch Miami Heat vs Dallas Mavericks Live Tonight in their Game 5 of NBA Finals 2011. For nearly a year, LeBron James has shaken off the criticism, laughed off the trash talk.
None of it mattered to James, not as long as the Miami Heat remained on the route to a championship.
But when that pursuit became threatened in part by his own poor play, James couldn't ignore the only critic that matters: himself.
James said Wednesday he "didn't play well" in Game 4, when the Dallas Mavericks edged the Heat 86-83 to even the series at two games apiece after the two-time MVP failed to find ways to make an impact offensively.