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Did LeBron learn the wrong lesson in Miami?

LeBron James has shown a preference for veterans like James Jones and Kevin Love. Fernando Medina/NBAE/Getty Images

LeBron James is unhappy. And there is a pattern here.

As ESPN's Brian Windhorst recently wrote, citing sources, James is upset because Cavaliers majority owner Dan Gilbert promised to spend unconditionally on talent, regardless of the cost.

That promise must be understood in the context of James' evident frustration with the Miami Heat using the amnesty provision of the last NBA collective bargaining agreement to waive Mike Miller before James' final season in Miami, one that ended in a loss to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals.

But is LeBron right? Or did he take the wrong lesson from the Heat coming up short?