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LeBron James, open book

Star credits reading for making him calmer during playoffs

Updated: June 21, 2012, 6:18 PM ET
By Michael Wilbon | ESPN.com

Can we call off this silly LeBron Hating now? He's not only about to win an NBA championship, which would be all the proof required in most cases, but in leading his team to that title, LeBron James over the course of the Finals has played as brilliantly and as boldly as any of the universally praised champs of the past 30 years, as boldly as Kobe or Shaq, Duncan or Dirk, Jordan or Olajuwon, Magic or Bird.

And en route to the top of the mountain, LeBron didn't brag or trash-talk anybody, ...

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