UPDATE: On Tuesday, LeBron James tried to backtrack his comments from Sunday night's press conference about people rooting for him to fail.
"I think it's interpreted different than what I was trying to get out there," he said. "Basically, I was saying, at the end of the day, this season is over and regarding hatred, not only myself, but everyone has to move on with their lives, as well."
The two-time MVP was asked if it bothers him that "so many people" are happy to see him to fail.
"All the people that were rooting for me to fail, at the end of the day, tomorrow they have to wake up and have the same life that (they had) before they woke up today," James replied. "They got the same personal problems they had today. And I'm going to continue to live the way I want to live and continue to do the things I want to do."
The Heat star also said after the game that the loss feels like a "personal failure."
Shortly after the Mavericks won their first NBA title in franchise history, the Cleveland Cavaliers owner took a shot at James on his Twitter account saying: "Old Lesson for all: There are NO SHORTCUTS. NONE."
Mo Williams, James' former teammate in Cleveland, tweeted "Dallas just healed my HEART."
After the Heat eliminated the Boston Celtics in the second round of the playoffs, James apologized to Cleveland fans for "The Decision" and tried to explain why he left.
Scroll down to watch the clip from James' press conference.