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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.
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Since: Feb 9, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2011 8:28 pm
 

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

Uhm, what was that about Kharma again?  I guess that's how King James got injured and the Heat lost two straight...... interesting



Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2011 9:47 am
 

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

This story, as well as this thread which has devolved into a spelling bee, both have a lesson that begins 'people in glass houses....'   Wink



Since: Jul 25, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2011 1:15 am
 

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

I love it when a buffoon misspells buffoon when excoriating another buffoon for his misspellings.



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2011 12:07 am
 

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




Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2011 11:35 pm
 

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

There, Their, They are...

1964 THATS KARMA.

Last Laugh Always.



Since: Aug 20, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2011 8:36 pm
 

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

What do you expet from a guy with less than a high school education...Akron folk arent known for there brain power. Without hoops this guy would be peddling crap on e-bay.



Blahahahahahahaha........I love the guys who make fun of other peoples education and misspell word while doing so.


What a bafoon.......must be a Michigan Man.......blahahahahahahahahahaha




By the way it's their, I think I learned how to use their, there and they're properly like in the 2nd grade.


Pathetic....just sayin'


ROTFLMAO




Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: January 13, 2011 8:28 pm
 

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

The cavs had the best record in the league two years in a row and were 6 wins away from the best record in nba history, i'd say he was surrounded by plenty of talented players.  one player doesn't get you 66 wins.  I mean the Heat will be very good this year, but the fact is Lebron shuts down when his team is down in the playoffs, and they will never win a championship in Miami with a player like that.



Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2011 8:11 pm
 

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

What do you expet from a guy with less than a high school education...Akron folk arent known for there brain power. Without hoops this guy would be peddling crap on e-bay.




Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: January 13, 2011 7:52 pm
 

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

And yes, he wants the easy way out in life.
Man, these are dumb comments.

Every player who takes free agency when its obvious their team will never be championship material "wants the easy way out".  Every player who stays on a team like that "doesn't really want to win".  Damned if you do and damned if you don't.

Cavs owner did pretty much he demanded.

I didn't realize James "demanded" to be surrounded backups and d-league talent.  When Kobe whined in the papers, the Lakers got Lamar Odom.  When he threatened to leave, they got Pau Gasol.  Jerry Buss did "pretty much" what his star "demanded".  Dan Gilbert did not.  He built an organization that has done one thing right in the last several years - draft James.  They signed guys like Mo Williams who should be a backup on a good team and James made him a one-time all-star.  They brought in exactly one guy of note in Antawn Jamison but he was 33 when they got him.  The Cavs never brought in a single premier talent to play alongside James.  Watch the guys who James made look like viable NBA players drift to the end of some team's bench or out of the league within the next couple of years. 

James does a LOT of stupid things in public which have probably forever tarnished his image.  Oh, well - be smarter next time.  However, leaving Cleveland was the smartest thing he's done since turning professional.



Since: Oct 20, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2011 7:19 pm
 

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

Explain to me how saying "Karma is a bitch" is "talking trash". I dont care one way or another about LeBron James but i fail to understand how that is comprehended as "trash talk".

I consider it trash talk and I think it's great for the game. People are going to tune it to root for or against. David0613 hit the nail on the head. The Cleveland organization started the trash talk and now they're paying the price. They should've kept it professional instead of running their mouths. Although I respect loyality, I also understand that James honored his contract and did nothing wrong. As you can see by the Cavs record, the Cleveland organization did nothing to help Lebron win. Most of those players in Cleveland wouldn't start for most teams. Lebron carried them on his back and nobody can win it all alone. If they had grabbed Amare when they had the chance, Lebron might still be there.


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