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Lakers kill Cavs, LeBron says 'Karma is a b*****'

Posted on: January 12, 2011 12:58 am
Edited on: January 12, 2011 1:39 am
Posted by Royce Young

I could've sworn I was watching the opening round of the NCAA tournament there for a second. I just knew this had to be a 1-seed pummeling an overmatched 16.

But no, it was actually two professional teams playing, with only one actually playing. The Lakers topped the Cavaliers 112-57 Tuesday. That's a 55-point margin right there. A five and then another five after it. Fifty-five points. The Cavs scored 57 points and the Lakers beat them by 55. That's got to be some kind of something .

What does the coach of a team that just lost by 55 and scored only 57 points say? I bet Byron Scott probably didn't even go to the locker room after the game. He probably just walked straight to the team bus and waited until everyone else got on.

But what does LeBron James tweet while the Cavs take the worst beating in franchise history? Something like this:

"Crazy. Karma is a b****.. Gets you every time. Its not good to wish bad on anybody. God sees everything!"

Maybe it was a coincidence and LeBron wasn't even aware of the Cavs-Lakers game. Maybe he was talking about something entirely different. Or maybe he really is embracing this villain thing. I bet if LeBron could've tweeted that in Comic Sans, he would've.

He told us he was taking mental notes. He heard all the noise talked about him. But it does seem a bit weird to gloat about his old team taking such a walloping, doesn't it? I mean yes, he is playing for the hottest team in basketball. The Heat are clearly awesome. But to take joy in probably the most embarrassing loss in Cavalier history? Doesn't that just seem... cruel?

But then again, LeBron has to take some kind of satisfaction out of this. He did hear a lot coming from Cleveland about his decision to leave. He heard the boos. He heard the stuff being said about his family. He read Dan Gilbert's letter. He heard the chant, saw the signs, read the tweets coming at him. He's human. He felt all of that. So in his defense, this had to feel a bit vindicating for him. He took a lot out on them when he came back and dropped 38 in Cleveland's face, but it hasn't been this bad for the Cavs yet this season.

Still, this is just petty. It's unecessary. It's salt in an amputated leg. We all know the Cavs have fallen on hard times since LeBron's departure. He doesn't really need to point it out. And evidently, he thinks it's God's wrath for all the nasty things people said. I'm pretty sure God isn't punishing the Cavs because of what happened in The Decision fallout. Though Clevelanders might feel like they're being punished for something at this point.

There have been a lot of low points for the Cavaliers since LeBron left. It started with the beatdown following The Return, then the team lost 10 straight. But this game has to be rock bottom. I don't think it gets any worse for Cleveland. This is their 11th straight loss and the 21st out of 22. And not only that, it's a 55-point destruction in which their former favorite son tweeted about karma and God hating them.

(For the Lakers though, this is the lowest amount of points allowed in franchise history, topping the 66 allowed to the Bobcats. I guess the Lakers are getting back on track.)

But I guess Cavs fans can still take this one with them: The largest margin of victory in NBA history? The Cavs over the Heat in 1991 by 68, 148-80. So there's still that, Cleveland.

Since: Sep 26, 2010
Posted on: January 12, 2011 5:42 pm

Lakers kill Cavs, LeBron says 'Karma is a b*****'

You know what, here in Cleveland I barely even hear LeBron mentioned outside of ESPN.  Seems the city has moved on.

I guess LeBron has not.  Gee, ya think it's because he knows he made a big mistake?  Only the tough survive here....... Thus Lebron went bye bye.

Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2011 5:34 pm

Lakers kill Cavs, LeBron says 'Karma is a b*****'

LEBRON WON THE WAR!!  It's over, Dan Gilbert is a joke of human beings...and Dan deserves a lot worse than this.

Since: Sep 1, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2011 4:59 pm

Lakers kill Cavs, LeBron says 'Karma is a b*****'

LBJ should bear in mind that his days as a megastar will be done, and that he'll have a long life outside the glare of the spotlight.

Any bets on whether he becomes something worthwhile off-court, or just another hasbeenusetawas, living off past glories?

He's a kid, so there's hope yet; a better hope is that he gets out from under his advisors' thumbs and learns how to think for himself.

Since: Feb 10, 2010
Posted on: January 12, 2011 4:19 pm

Lakers kill Cavs, LeBron says 'Karma is a b*****'

NBA GUR:  Don't get me wrong...LBJ is a special talent.  Yet, you say he is a complete player.  Personally I don't see it.  The guy is great at slashing and getting to the basket.  Yet, there are elements of his game that are lacking.  Playing with his back to the basket and the mid-range game are two such areas.  I agree that he is more talented than Anthony.  More talented than Rose and Durant is tough to argue.  They do some things a lot better than LBJ.  And he does things better than they do.  If I had to select one to start a team with (either LBJ, Rose, Anthony or Durant)...It would be Durant without a doubt.

Since: Nov 5, 2010
Posted on: January 12, 2011 4:08 pm

Lakers kill Cavs, LeBron says 'Karma is a b*****'

Why is anyone surprised he would do this?  He told his team on national television that he was divorcing them

Since: Jan 12, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2011 4:01 pm

Lakers kill Cavs, LeBron says 'Karma is a b*****'

OMI should be a little girl say OMG. Derrick Rose, Carmello Anthony, Kevin Durant? These guys are better than lebron. HOW. Do you even watch basketball. since when does scoring make you the best. I don't even use these guys as barometors to measure lebron james. Lebron is a mor athletic magic. a bigger jordan, and a freakishly strong oscar robertson. Rose is too short to gurad lebron and lebron does everything that he does. Durant isn't as big nor can he handle the ball as well as lebron and carmello is too doughy, not as strong, and just not as complete a player as lebron. But couldn't i say this about all of them. lebron either rebounds better, scores better, passes better, or plays better defense than anyone on this list with the possible exceptions of jordan or the big O.

Since: Feb 10, 2010
Posted on: January 12, 2011 3:47 pm

Lakers kill Cavs, LeBron says 'Karma is a b*****'

Lebron will never learn.  He should just keep his mouth closed on the subject and focus on winning games.  I didn't hear any of his former teammates wishing bad on anyone and they were the ones that got pounded by the Lakers.  Does he have issues with Gilbert?  That is for sure.  However, Gilbert didn't play and get beat by 55.  Those were his former teammates getting spanked and embarassed.  Perhaps he could have said something along the lines of, "I feel for my old teammates, I hope they can pull it together and have a good season.  I have no hard feelings toward THEM."  If Gilbert were to get run over by a bus then it would be appropriate for LBJ to tweet his Karma is a biatch quote.
To Cleveland fans, Karma would be an MCL tear.

Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: January 12, 2011 3:44 pm

Lakers kill Cavs, LeBron says 'Karma is a b*****'

LeBron's a little b****.

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2011 3:42 pm

Lakers kill Cavs, LeBron says 'Karma is a b*****'

"Dung Boy" James is a fracking MORON!  Every time that he opens his mouth, he proves it.  I can't wait until he has a career ending injury slipping on that powder he throws up in the air at mid court. 

Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2011 3:29 pm

Lakers kill Cavs, LeBron says 'Karma is a b*****'

God knows you're an idiot, LeBron.
Just shut up, please.

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