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On Thursday night, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria received some national attention after being nearly knocked over by Miami Heat superstar Lebron James.    The video which has gone viral shows James holding Loria up from falling over as Marv Albert on the TNT telecast refers to the Marlins’ owner as “someone”.   James himself later admitted to not knowing it was the Marlins’ owner he had ran into.    Being an unknown to a national audience may just be a welcome relief to Mr. Loria however considering the blind hate he receives from many fans locally.   Taking a quick scan of comments after last night’s encounter pointed out just how many people locally remain angry and bitter towards Mr. Loria without any real reason. When Mr. Loria took over the Marlins in 2002, he was coming over from Montreal while Major League Baseball took control of the Expos.    The Expos had a failed stadium plan, something Marlins’ fans are all too familiar with.   With no new stadium on the horizon and dwindli

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