It's almost unfathomable to imagine that people are missing out on the chance to witness one of the greatest players to ever pick up a basketball.
Yet even as LeBron James widens the gap between himself and his NBA peers, the voice of reason falls silent upon the King's haters.
James will likely never shake all of his detractors, even as he shakes their criticisms with his play.
People knocked his ability to perform in the clutch, then looked away as James delivered clutch baskets with clutch defensive stops in his miraculous playoff run.
People said that he wasn't a champion, then pretended not to notice as his Miami Heat eased their way to a five-game series win in the NBA Finals and his Team USA escaped London with gold draped across their chests.
Some do not like James the man and let that interfere with their opinion of James the basketball prodigy. It's a sad reality in the all-access world of modern day sports and a sure-fire way to miss greatness.