LeBron re-tweets messages from 'haters'
"Today is Hater Day. Everyone please let them get their 2 mins of fame and light! I Love You Haters. Continue to make me proud of u guys! LOL," the two-time reigning NBA MVP tweeted Tuesday afternoon.
He then went on to re-tweet some of the uglier words directed at him on Twitter.
"hey good game last night, too bad you're a fraud, BITCH," said one tweet.
Another said, "u r a big nosed big lipped bug eyed (racial slur). ur greedy, u try to hide ur ghettoness."
"no one wants to hear u speak. Why dont u speak by laying ur head under a moving car," said a third tweet.
James responded by tweeting: "U see world how people feel! Just use it as extra motivation in whatever u do best! No one can stop your dreams from becoming reality!"
Late last month, James said race played a factor in the public's response to his choice, which included a widely panned ESPN special to announce his plans.
The Heat open their season Tuesday, Oct. 26 at Boston against the Celtics, the defending Eastern Conference champions.