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LeBron James isn't a true villain like these five

Updated: July 12, 2010, 12:59 PM ET
By Vincent Thomas

Beginning with LeBron James' perceived quitting, through the outrageous free agency process and culminating with the hometown hero deserting the devoted fans, LeBron has morphed into somewhat of a national villain. But here's the thing -- that's going to fade.

Why? Because to be a true, authentic villain, you have to embrace the role. Here's our top 5:

5. Isiah Thomas: He was the ring leader of Detroit's Bad Boys squads and a rumored Michael Jordan "freeze-out" in ...

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