"A Good Deed Never Goes Unpunished, You Know?": Meet The Innovator Who Helped Orchestrate The DecisionEmma Carmichael7/05/11 2:50pmFiled to: rich people thingsterrible peopleEspnthe decisionLeBron JamesMark DowleyJesus christ white peopleJim Gray21EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThere's another important American anniversary to celebrate this week, and one that we should all be congratulated for enduring together: a year ago this Friday, July 8, LeBron James settled into a director's chair at a Greenwich Boys & Girls Club and told Jim Gray about biting his fingernails. He also announced that he would take his talents to South Beach for the 2010-2011 season.Thanks to Those Guys Have All The Fun, we've learned a few things about The Decision in the past few months. Namely, we've learned that Jim Gray will boldly and proudly take responsibility for the orgy of self-interest it turned out to be ("I worked for this. I created this. I came up with the concept"). Last week, though, a few new miserable characters emerged when Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe spoke to some of the formerly anonymous humans who worked behind-the-scenes to make it all happen. It turns out that they, too, are bold and proud and also lack even a fragment of self-awareness. And strangely enough, they all want credit for ESPN's train wreck.