No sooner were the Cleveland Cavaliers spanked 112-57 at Staples Center by the Los Angeles Lakers, then James unloaded on his Twitter account with, "Crazy. Karma is a b****. Gets you every time. It's not good to wish bad on anybody. God sees everything!"
James, however, either had a change of heart or a change of approach when asked about the Twitter posting shortly before Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center.
"It was just how I was feeling at the time," he said. Yet he added in the same breath, "It wasn't even a comment from me. It was someone who sent it to me and I sent it out."
Hoops Vibe’s Very Quick Call: Twitter-gate continues.
If you’re keeping track at home, LeBron James is now saying he didn’t send the ‘Karma is a b****’ tweet in reference to the Los Angeles Lakers’ midweek blow-out win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
A mysterious person sent the tweet to James, who re-tweeted it. Yes, the conspiracy theorists are having a field day.
Of course, James played several season for his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers before taking his talents to ‘South Beach’ as a free agent last summer.
This is one part of the story. James announced he was bolting Ohio for Florida on national television, and even had the audacity to call the program The Decision.
This set off a he said-he said feud with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and the people of Cleveland. Jerseys were burned; letters were published on-line; and a hometown hero was disowned.
Now it doesn’t matter if James tweeted or re-tweeted ‘Karma is a b****’. He either wrote it or read it from a fan/friend, agreed with it, and co-signed it by re-tweeting it. There’s little difference between the two.
Why not own it? James is already the league villain. His popularity has plummeted. And his Miami Heat is public enemy number one.
There’s nothing to lose. Perhaps he’d be better off to state what we suspect: he’s angry about the reception he received from Cleveland.
Fair or not, right, or wrong, those are his feelings. Anything’s better than blaming somebody else.
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