In the wake of his decision to leave Cleveland and join the Miami Heat Super Team, it’s no surprise that LeBron James has become a villian. We already knew Clevelanders hated him, but the latest Q Scores that were released Tuesday morning reveal that most people dislike King James. According to The Q Score Company, LeBron is now the sixth most disliked personality in the sports world, ranking behind Michael Vick, Tiger Woods, Batman and Robin, and Kobe Bryant.
Henry Schafer, the executive vice president of The Q Scores Company, said LeBron had been viewed favorably before his decision to join the Heat. In January, the same poll found that 24 percent of people thought of James in a positive light while 22 percent had a negative opinion of him. Now, only 14 percent view him in a positive manner compared to 39 percent who dislike him. That’s a 77 percent decline in his popularity.
Schafer said that the ESPN special “The Decision” was “one of the most detrimental acts – not related to any anti-social behavior — by a sports personality since the Q Scores were first developed.”