LeBron James Has Really Outdone Himself With Comments on the Cleveland Cavaliers

Nick PoustCorrespondent IIJanuary 13, 2011

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On Tuesday, the Cleveland Cavaliers lost 112-57 to the Los Angeles Lakers.

To make the pain run deeper, LeBron James felt the need to comment on the beatdown his former team suffered.

He did so on Twitter and though the tweet doesn’t directly reference the Cavaliers, it is undoubtedly alluding to the team, their terrible loss and how his situation was handled by owner Dan Gilbert: “Crazy. Karma is a b***.. Gets you every time. Its not good to wish bad on anybody. God sees everything!”

Why is this newsworthy? Because it’s childish, ignorant and exemplifies his naivety—and it’s quite funny.

He says, “Its not good to wish bad on anybody” yet laughs at Cleveland. Isn’t that a tad contradictory?

Two hours after sending this tweet, he comments on former head coach Mike Brown and his appearance as an analyst on ESPN: “Ok Coach Brown. Looking good on NBA Fast Break. U look much better on the sidelines though. Great coach, great man. He’ll be back!”

There’s nothing wrong with this tweet on the outside, but looking at in context, it’s another slap in Cleveland’s face. How so? Well, I see it as a jab at current Cavaliers coach Byron Scott, possibly criticizing the organization—Gilbert, again—for firing Brown.

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Maybe I am looking too far into this and grasping at straws, trying to find another reason to criticize James. But, if memory serves, didn’t James frustration with Brown force him out of town?

The former tweet, the one that caused the most publicity, had James backpedaling:

“It was just how I was feeling at the time. It wasn’t even a comment from me, it was someone who sent it from me and I sent it out — but like I said, it wasn’t towards that team. It definitely wasn’t a good showing by that team last night. I know they wish they played better, but nothing toward them.”

It was what you were feeling at the time, but you didn’t say it? That makes no sense.

If it was written by someone else and is being seen as his latest terrible PR move, then why didn’t he simply delete it? As I believe it was posted by him, not taking responsibility for his words is perplexing, but far from surprising.

This isn’t the first time he’s made a fool of himself. In December, he advocated contraction, then said he didn’t know what ‘contraction’ meant.

Maybe he just wants to be talked about; maybe he would applaud my writing this article, no matter how negative my opinion is.

He’s in the news.

That could be what matters to James, who, in accordance with his ego, has “The Chosen One” tattooed across his back.

Last week, he said he has accepted being portrayed as the league’s villain. He’s certainly living up to this image, losing more and more fans along the way.

It’s a little thing called Karma.


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