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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: Aug 26, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2011 11:28 am

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

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH......its funny how many lebron haters there are out there, you guys play into this soap opera shiznit and are the reason they post bout ya'll stick to the wwf and stop watching a real sport if your gonna be a bunch of winey biches.....Lebron left cleveland to play for different than garnett,allen, and pierce ( although I think the 3 in boston are better than the 3 in miami) or when LA had Shaq, Kobe, and malone, and one said anything.......why are sports turning into daytime dramas? because mangina's like you guys fuel the fire and wine and bich about players

Since: Jul 13, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2011 11:13 am

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

Here's an absolutely insane idea: How about LeBron shuts up until he actually wins a championship?  Right now, he's at the same level as anyone on that Cavs team.  Regular season doesn't mean a thing, it's all about the playoffs.  Once he has that ring, he can say what he wants.  But until then, just play the game already.

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2011 11:11 am

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

LeBron is such an idiot. Yes, he heard everything the owners, fans, reporters, bloggers and everyone else said. And he takes it out on his old teammates? What did they say or do to him? And it's wrong to wish bad things on others but it's OK to enjoy bad things happening to others? James is a clueless, arrogant, pampered toddler inside a man's body.

Since: May 31, 2010
Posted on: January 12, 2011 11:09 am

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

Obviously Lebron doesn't seem to know whats going on,  the cavs are tanking the season for high pick and with gilberts money will go out and bring in the other pieces.  Karma...Lebron they are your ex teamates so don't be surprised when one of them takes you out.  This guy just don't get it!

Since: Jun 4, 2007
Posted on: January 12, 2011 11:00 am

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

LeBeeotch obviously doesnt understand karma.  If karma was in play here, Queen J, D Wade and Bosch would have all torn ACLs by now.  He brought this on himself and then has the nerve to pile on Cleveland??  Why, cuz the Cavs chose not to stay in the same hotel as the Heat?  LeQuitter, dont taunt karma.  Yours is coming. 

Since: Sep 26, 2010
Posted on: January 12, 2011 10:59 am

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

waciswhack come on I hated what Lebron did, but look at the way you treated him when he left.   You really think he is going to support his hometown team after the way you guys treated him.

A fair question.  I will remind you that Lebron decided to air "The Decision" which I personally took offense to.  I think that this is really what angers Clevelanders.  I know that it is the key to my anger at Lebron.

Regardless, Cleveland, my home, has given me nothing but heart-ache as far as sports........ you don't see me rooting for another city's teams though.  It's called loyalty.  And loyalty is something Lebron James does not understand.  I mean, the guy can't even marry the mother of his children......... he doesn't care about family or home.  To me, that's not a "good" person.

Since: Sep 26, 2010
Posted on: January 12, 2011 10:53 am

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

This is what happens when a team takes it's star for granted

HUH?  No city has ever loved an athlete more than Cleveland loved Lebron.  We did literally everything we could to keep him here. 

Since: Mar 4, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2011 10:42 am

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

LeBron did a lot to kill his own team.  If he had any chance of staying in Cleveland, he should have made his intentions clear.  By leaving it up in the air, he left the Cavs unable to sign anyone.  Trevor Ariza was considering the Cavs and couldn't get any commitment that LeBron would be there.  I truly believe that had LeBron signed an extension with the Cavs and continued to be their franchise, that they would have had a far easier time signing talent to play with him.  Clearly he had already decided to go, and again I believe he should have been clear about his intentions.  Seems like these athletes are solely focused on maximizing themselves, be it though money or in this case winning tities.  So the fact that LeBron's tactics doomed Cleveland's chances to sign talent, leading anyone to want to leave, makes it VERY petty for him to be making tweets like that.  His gaping lack of character is on full display.

Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2011 10:27 am

Cavs and Fans Had It Coming

I'm sorry if I don't agree with the author.  Who cares if the Cavs and their fans have already been humiliated enough by the loss of LeBron and their dismal performance so far this season.  This is what happens when a team takes it's star for granted.  How bad would any number of teams be if they lost their star.  Yet ownership and fans have no problem ripping on the "arrogance" of their star even though that star is clearly their meal ticket.  Oh, let me shake your hand and insert a knife in your back with the other.  Sorry, sucks for Cleveland.  The Bulls ownership and fans learned the same lesson after they prematurely broke up team following the second three peat.  They were "arrogant" enough to think that MJ and Scottie didn't really mean as much as they did and that the Bulls would be back on top within several years.  Ten years, 4 or 5 coaches and several blown or traded top drafts picks later they are only now recovering.  And that's because they had so many high picks they eventually got it right with D. Rose and J. Noah.  Cleveland will be in HELL for the next decade.  That's the reality and if LeBron is the bad guy for it so be it.  He exercised his free agency rights.  I'm sure Clevelanders will still hope for a broken ankle or torn ACL for LeBron anyway.

Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: January 12, 2011 10:23 am
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