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Team USA Basketball 2012: LeBron James Doesn't Care If You Like Him

For the past two season's, the Miami Heat's LeBron James has been the most hated player in the NBA.

From the debacle that was 'The Decision' in the summer of 2010, to questions about his ability to lead a team, take the big shot in clutch moments, his mental toughness and the fact that up until this past June, he hadn't won a ring, all of those have been used as fuel for hatred of what has arguably been the NBA's best player for a few years running.

But now that he has his shiny golden ring in the NBA, LeBron is on the hunt for another gold medal with Team USA this summer in London.

In an interview with HoopsHype, LeBron spoke on a number of subjects, including his popularity around the NBA:

LJ: I don't care if I'm more liked or more wanted by people. People are going to have opinions about me no matter what. For me, as a player, I'll try to do what it takes to win, and off the court I am who I am. I can't change what people think about me.

For a complete schedule of events and dates medals will be awarded, visit NBC Sports' official Olympic website. For complete coverage from the 2012 London Olympics, keep checking this StoryStream and visit SB Nation's Olympics hub.

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