LeBron James, Miami Heat
LeBron’s approval rating took a huge hit four years ago when he made his now infamous “Decision” to dip down to South Beach. Some people have forgiven him (You ever been Miami? You ever been to Cleveland? Not a hard choice) but many still give King James the royal resentment when he comes to town.
Nothing mends public opinion like winning, though. Since James has won back-to-back Olympic Gold medals, back-to-back NBA titles and two MVP’s since the decision, repairing his image might have been the hardest thing to accomplish.