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Stephen Colbert burns Lebron James

If there's any team in sports that deserves to be mocked, it's the Miami Heat

The temptation to dig into the Heat's NBA championship loss to the Dallas Mavericks -- and star Lebron James' arrogant behavior afterward -- proved too much last night for comedian Stephen Colbert.

On his usually politics-focused show, Colbert played the clip of James' preseason event in which he and teammates Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh celebrated their future eight championships (!) before they had even played a game together. 

"Everyone knew they were destined to win," Colbert said. "And personally I'm offended they were forced to prove it by playing basketball."

Even though the Heat failed, Colbert pointed out that "of course, Lebron handled it with class" and played a clip of James being condescending toward the lives of average fans.  

"Like they say: It's not whether you win or lose," Colbert said, "but how you disparage the pathetic lives of the little people who make it possible for you have a career bouncing an inflatable ball."

Colbert doesn't often do sports comedy, but he's good at it and should do it more often -- especially if the target is the self-proclaimed King James.  

 

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