LeBron James: The King's Dumbest Tweets of 2012
Not only is the social networking site a great way to interact with fans, but it is also a great place to make yourself look dumb in front of a massive audience.
King James is no different.
Thankfully, he has yet to breach into the J.R. Smith naked-lady-picture territory, nor has he gone all JaVale McGee and begun referring to himself in the third person under a strange name such as "Pierre" (True story).
LeBron Happy to Be Back in Ohio
First up on this rundown of dumb tweets:
Home Sweet Home!! Akron Ohio I love u so much. Be my Valentine. Just don't tell @SavannahRB. She may not approve that! #330
I'm sure you really enjoy being home, LeBron, but I'm 110 percent certain that Ohio just isn't ready to be your valentine again.
You do remember summer 2010, right? "The Decision"? Ripping the heart out of a puppy (Cleveland) live on national TV in front of a bunch of kids?
You were their favorite player. Their baseball team stinks. Their football team stinks. Their Cleveland Cavaliers were all they had. You were all they had.
Then you wanted some sunshine.
Yeah, they don't want you back just yet.
LeBron's Sympathy for Joe Paterno
Before we start, let me address something before people go racing to the comments section below.
Joe Paterno died after a long, difficult battle with cancer. I expressed my condolences to the Paterno family at the time of his death in an article.
His role in the Penn State scandal cannot be overlooked.
Not so much a great man after all.
Yes, his coaching career was exemplary and his records and career length will probably never be matched, but his legacy will be forever tarnished for failing to put an end to Jerry Sandusky's alleged child abuse when he had the chance to many years ago.
His silence allowed Sandusky to continue his alleged abuse without fear of apprehension, especially after Paterno, the de-facto head of Penn State, punished him by confiscating his keys to the gymnasium.
Wrong move, LeBron.
LeBron Goes All Philosophical
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"The things You do when no one is looking are the things that define You"-Chrysler
LeBron, you play in the biggest basketball league on the planet. You are easily the most recognizable figure in the sport today. You are constantly under scrutiny for your every pass, shot, defensive play and pregame and post-game interviews.
The things that you do that define you, LeBron, are those things that you do on the court.
I don't want to say he's making an excuse for himself, but this motto provides him with a pretty handy apology if he ever were to need one.
LeBron's Post-Game Apology After Loss to Utah Jazz
A stop, rebound, a shot, assist, a block, whatever it took. I fell short again!
LeBron James, connecting on seven of his eight fourth-quarter shots, including one crucial three-pointer and another simply stunning off-balance fadeaway shot from on the three-point line, passed to Udonis Haslem.
Haslem was 1-of-5 shooting that night and although he was in his preferred spot and LeBron was doubled, many would have liked to have seen LeBron listen to his critics and at least attempt the last-second shot.
Well, he didn't, Haslem missed, the Heat lost and LeBron wrote in another chapter to his book on "How Not to Play in the Fourth Quarter."
LeBron's Follow-Up from Utah Jazz Loss
Man I have a sick feeling in my stomach right now! Really wanted tonight's game. I just had to make one more dang play out there.
"Really wanted tonight's game."
If you really wanted it, you would have done a better job on that final possession LeBron. To me, it looked as if he wanted to pass the ball almost as soon has he received possession from the in-bounds pass.
Is that someone who really wants it? If you really want something, don't you go after it with your own hands? Surely you don't put the fate of something you really want in the hands of someone else.
Obviously my understanding of basic human instinct and logic is flawed.