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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 18, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2011 1:50 pm

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

last two teams to lose by over fifty

2008 hornets v nuggets in the playoffs (almost had their score doubled)
2011 Cavs v lakers

common denominator: Byron Scott

terrible coach, how is this guy employed????

Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: January 12, 2011 1:36 pm

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


Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2011 12:58 pm

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

Actually your observation isn't right. They are hardly the same team. Check the injury list and you'll find some of their remianing best players their. If Mo williams couldnt help Queen James get a title...he certainly ain't gonna help the rest of the Cavs when they lose their Varajao, Gibson...and are playing without ship-outs West and that tall bald headed freak that LJ stole from Cleveland on his exodus from Cleveland. The Karma should be coming to Lebron James soon, for being such a self-absorbed prick, and heartlessly leaving a team that once had all the capability of winning a championship; seeing the team turn into a miserable wreck afterwards. And the only reason he left Cleveland a wreck is because he needed not just one, but two superstars to cover his ass when he disappeared in the critical moments of games in the playoffs. He also needed the bald-headed freak with a huge last name to grab an extra rebound or two for him. Lebron created his villian role. Even most of the people that kissed his ass for years didn't like the way it went down in Cleveland. LJ is afforded the right to be traded...but to so blatently collude with Wade and Bosh, and then slam the door in Cleveland's face with a one hour special...I don't blame Cleveland's owner at all for anything he said about LJ. I wish Danny boy would've talked about LJ's mother too.

Since: Sep 14, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2011 12:56 pm

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

The Lakers should not be playing against highschoolers..............oh wait those were the cavs?

Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2011 12:51 pm

Lakers kill Cavs, LeBron says 'Karma is a b*****' bad things happen to people who wish bad upon others?  And LeBron James just wished ill upon the Cavaliers by revelling in their struggles...  This seems like a karmic problem for the King.  Dan Gilbert acted like a brat, but LeBron was equally unprofessional in failing to communicate with Cavs management who did a lot of nice things for LeBron over the year.  Most people would grow up in their home town and grow loyalties to their local franchies, the Browns, Indians, Cavs, ets. and it would be a dream come true to help one of those squads win a championship.  LeBron is just programmed differently with his love of the Yankees and Cowboys.  I was a big fan of Cowboy cheerleaders as a teen in the 1990's myself, but I always loved John Elway and the Broncos more.  LeBron has some maturity issues that are hurting his image, but he's only 26.  I think it's still quite possible that he will figure out how to charm the majority of the public again and in the meantime it's fine for him to go through a "bad boy" phase where he makes jerk comments like this and plays the villain some.

Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2011 12:50 pm

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

Poor Lebron, what a public relations nightmare he has been since his first few years in the league.  The sadest thing about the guy, he can win multiple championships and yet he will still be remembered as a quiter. 

Since: Aug 21, 2007
Posted on: January 12, 2011 12:43 pm

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

He quit when he "made up" the whole my elbow was hurt in last years playoff against the Celtics. If you remember "something" happened after the Cavs were up 2-1. The next thing you know, him and the rest of the team didn't do s!!t

Since: Dec 30, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2011 12:36 pm

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

I don't know that he is taking on a role as a villian, I just think that his true self is emerging.  He is an egotistical immature brat.  Why else would he schedule a one hour special to announce which team he was going to play for this season, and then feel the need to tweet anything about Cleveland's loss?  He is another in the long line of sports icons who feel as if they are special, and not just another member of the human race with great athletic talent.

Since: Jun 4, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2011 12:27 pm

Just an Observation

Just an Observation... the cavs are obviously horrible and it's interesting to see that this is basically the same team that went 61-21 last year, the main difference LJ is gone.  Just speakn' basketball here and bypassing all the drama about "The Decision" and whatnot, but it seems like LJ was definitely carrying the Cavs.  I remember when Jordan had his 2 year hiatus (or year and half)... If I remember correctly they went to the playoffs both years.  It's obvious that LJ really didn't have much of a supporting cast and that he made a good Decision from a basketball standpoint because it certainly takes a much better supporting cast to win a championship then the 8-30 group they have now.  Just an Observation... 

Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2011 12:24 pm

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

If you can't take a little friendly jabbing, don't play the game.  This is smack talk and I think Cavs Gilbert deserved this more than anyone.  You can cry that Cavs were injured and all that jazz...but the Cavs haven't played good basketball since Lebron's Heat kicked their butt.  They quit in that game.  And I haven't seen anything impressive from the Cavs since. 

If I were Lebron and I faced all the backlash after giving them seven years, I might laugh too. 

And I doubt too many talents will be knockin on Cavs door feeling bad for them. 

Gilbert made his bed.  Time to lie in it and take it like a man.

Cavs fans are caught in the middle as well as the players.  Shame yes.  But reality.  It is all part of the game.

Maybe next time the Cavs play the Heat; they will put in alot more effort at home.

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