LeBron James says he is 'not superior to anyone'

By Tim Reynolds

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, June 14 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

Miami Heat's LeBron James, left, and Dwyane Wade arrive to a news conference after Game 6 of the NBA Finals basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Sunday, June 12, 2011, in Miami. The Mavericks won 105-95 to win the series.

Wilfredo Lee, Associated Press

MIAMI — LeBron James ended his first Miami Heat season with a clarification.

James says comments he made after the Heat lost Game 6 of the NBA finals to the Dallas Mavericks may have been misunderstood, and that when it comes to the overwhelming criticism of himself and his team, "not only myself, but everyone has to move on with their lives."

James raised eyebrows with the way he responded to a question about people being happy to see the Heat lose, saying then that those critics "have to get back to the real world."

After the team held its exit meetings Tuesday, James was saying that he's "not superior to anyone" and that he knows his comments could have been interpreted differently.

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